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Wheels

EXHIBIT NOW OPEN FROM September 11th 2014 to October 5th 2014
Artists' Reception scheduled for September 20th, 2014

Juror: Darren Heath

Juror's Choice: "Derby Eyes" by Christine Pearl Washington, DC USA

Next to the discovery of fire, the invention of the wheel has been the most significant achievement in the development of human culture and civilization. 

The  horse drawn chariot revolutionized warfare, while the stone wheel of  the gristmill made it possible to process enough grain to feed  increasing numbers of city dwellers, and the oxcart provided  transportation for people and produce.  In the modern era, life would be  unimaginable without wheels.  America is truly a "car culture", and the  rest of the world is not far behind.

Exhibit Calendar (subject to change)
Submissions Close 6-Aug-14 Midnight EST
Juror' Choices Announced by 14-Aug-14
On-Line Check-in Due 22-Aug-14
Work Receipt Deadline 8-Sept-14
Exhibit Opens 11-Sept-14
Artists Reception 20-Sep-14 17:00
Exhibit Closes 5-Oct-14

Wheels Exhibit Catalog now available at PrestoPhoto
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How  do you envision wheels in your own life? Maybe you're a car nut, a  lover of anything that looks sleek and goes fast, from a Grand Prix car  to a NASCAR racer, to a land speed record vehicle.  Or perhaps you're  more aware of other types of wheels, such as those on bicycles, baby  carriages, or trains.  And then there are Ferris wheels and pinwheels,  skateboards and rollerblades.  Conveyer belts and steamboats. The  possibilities are nearly limitless.

Wheels is  Darkroom Gallery's invitation to you depict your photographic discovery  of the wheel.  We're looking for photos that feature cars in any and  all forms, of course, from the classic car to the newest zero-emission  vehicles, but Wheels is not limited to cars; anything that  moves or operates on wheels is fair game.  This is your opportunity to  show us what makes your world go 'round!

 

Juror's Statement:

The standard of entries I thought generally high and those that I’ve selected for the final group particularly good examples of contemporary photography. Encapsulating so many aspects of the art the entries showed the high standards that are being achieved by long time photographic enthusiasts and those that – due to the democratisation of photography in this digital age – have only recently started shooting with a considered attitude.

As a photographer known for his work in the highly charged world of Formula One one may imagine that I’d like pictures with similar chaotic feel but, away from the race tracks of the world, I like to shoot and enjoy viewing a certain style of photography that is far simpler in it’s execution and mien. It can be viewed here: http://www.darrenheath.com/off-track. The pictures that I’ve chosen for my final group, two runners-up and my juror’s choice, are perfect examples of this type of work.

My winning picture, entitled 'Derby Eyes’, is a wonderful study of a seemingly innocent night’s racing at the local dirt track oval. With a haunting and completely mesmerising look on her face the girlfriend of – I assume – one of the race car drivers seems lost in a world of her own. Behind her a row of beaten-up cars and a perfectly positioned trio of guys, fussing over one of the cars, acts as a perfect background isolating and adding intensity to her stare ever more. The picture’s composition, lack of colour, mood and ambience results in me continually coming back to view the picture over and over.

My two runners-up: Sleeping at the museum and No overnight parking.

Both these superb images I’d be over the moon to have shot. Looking for all the world like pictures shot by Magnum’s Alec Soth or legendary photographer and inspiration to so many William Egglestone, I think both are brilliant. No overnight parking is very reminiscent of the work I so enjoy shooting.

Darren Heath

 


Derby Eyes
Juror's Choice

Christine Pearl
Washington, DC USA
No Overnight Parking
Honorable Mention

Alan Strassman
Weston, MA U.S.A.
Sleeping at the Museum
Honorable Mention

Daniel J Elliott
Brooklyn, NY USA

Mud, Sky and Dirt Bikes

Amanda Lass
Waterville, VT USA
Joe, Dakota & Ray 2014

Beth Reynolds
Greenfield, MA USA
Arriving Home

Chris Burt
Dallas, TX USA

Off Road

Chris Burt
Dallas, TX USA
Truck

Christine Pearl
Washington, DC USA
Arcadia

Christine Pearl
Washington, DC USA

Cab Blur, NYC

Daniel J Elliott
Brooklyn, NY USA
Newton's First Law

Denis Sivack
Brooklyn, New York USA
Roosevelt Island Roller Girls

Dollie Banner
New York, NY USA

Morning Skate

Dollie Banner
New York, NY USA
American Oasis

George Hamlin
Fairfax, Virginia USA
Mine Truck in Shop

Hal Beesley
La Canada, CA USA

Smash 04_Nissan Fairlady_1/35 scale

Jean-Marie Guyaux
Long Island City, New York USA
Crash 57_Toyota Corolla 2006

Jean-Marie Guyaux
Long Island City, New York USA
OLD YELLOW

John Kopp
Ramsey, NJ USA

Wheel in the Sky

Karen J. Lloyd
Winooski, VT USA
Bike on the Dike

Kendall Rattner
Edgewood, NM USA
Lucky Service

Kevin Lozaw
San Anselmo, CA USA

Back from summer vacation

Kimberly Lane
Social Circle, GA USA
Special delivery

Kimberly Lane
Social Circle, GA USA
Life in the fast lane

Kimberly Lane
Social Circle, GA USA

The last hippie

Kimberly Lane
Social Circle, GA USA
B/W volkswagen NYC

Len Speier
New York, NY USA
Shopping Carts, Long Island

Len Speier
New York, NY USA

Rolling On By

Lynn Thomas
Temple, Texas United States
Scar

Macic
Italian Riviera, Italy
Cyclist, Copenhagen

Mark Melnick
Pasadena, CA USA

Bolt

Marta Manning
Midland, MI USA
His Big Day

Natalie Fay Green
Bethesda, MD USA
Ford

Norma McGehee Woodward
Fredericksburg, VA USA

Crashed

Norma McGehee Woodward
Fredericksburg, VA USA
The Metro

Norma McGehee Woodward
Fredericksburg, VA USA
outback

Patrizio Cipollini
Roma, RM Italy

Gondolas

Pete McCutchen
Alexandria, VA USA
Emergency Exit

Pete McCutchen
Alexandria, VA USA
Capsized

Pete McCutchen
Alexandria, VA USA

Banked

R.A. Hennessy
Washington, DC USA
Neck and Neck

R.A. Hennessy
Washington, DC USA
Bad weather

Robert M Burden
Rochester, NY USA

1958 Pontiac Star Chief

Sean K. Sullivan
Natick, MA USA
Willets Point Father and Daughter

Stephen F Sherman
Bronx, NY USA
Las Vegas Traffic

Will Hoskins
Essex Junction, Vermont USA

Wheel Barrow

Yosuke Terada
Queens, NY USA
  • All selected entries are exhibited in our gallery and included in a full color exhibit catalog.
  • Juror's Choice receives a 30x48" vinyl exhibit banner featuring their image, free entry into a future exhibition, and a free exhibition catalog.
  • Honorable Mentions receive free exhibition catalogs and free entry in a future exhibition. 
  • People's Choice gains free entry into a future exhibit.
  • We offer free matting and framing of accepted entries for the duration of each of our exhibition, subject to standard sizes. Photographers set their own prices if they wish to sell their work and retain all rights to their photographs.

Juror: Darren Heath

Darren Heath is a multi award winning photographer based in London England, specialising in Formula One and the automotive industry, endeavouring to cover events and commissions in a creative and artistic manner using natural light and colour to their maximum effect.

Clients include McLaren, Ferrari, Ford, Jaguar, BMW, Toyota, Philip Morris, British American Tobacco, Vodafone, Bridgestone, FIA, Henri Lloyd, Time, F1Racing, Car Graphic, F1 Sokuho, F1 Scene, Car, Top Gear, The Sunday Times, The Telegraph, The Observer, The Financial Times, The Sun, and Conde Nast Traveller.

In 2005 The Royal Photographic Society awarded Darren their prestigious Honorary Fellowship as recognition of his excellence and evidence of distinguished ability in his chosen field.

In addition to his motor sport work he also shoots both commissioned work and more personal photography taken away from the race tracks of the world. Find this work in his ‘off track’ gallery.

 

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