Artists' Reception scheduled for January 5th, 2019
Juror: Ralph Hassenpflug
If you describe something as surreal, you mean that the elements in it are combined in a way you would not normally expect, as in a dream.
|Exhibit Calendar (Subject to Change)|
|Submissions Close:||14 November 18 23:59 EST|
|Selections Announced:||by 22 November 18|
|On-Line Check-in Due:||30 November 18|
|Work Receipt Deadline:||17 December 18|
|Exhibit Opens:||20 December 18|
|Artists' Reception:||5 January 19 16:00|
|Exhibit Closes:||27 January 19|
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Your challenge for this exhibit is to find something in your photos that seems out of place. It doesn’t have to be an in-your-face element; in fact, less obvious can be better, giving the viewer a double take experience or a mystery to contemplate.
Well, this was fun. Looking at all these images was a great experience and pleasure.
Many of the images were good, well executed and showing voice and narrative. Among those, unfortunately, not all were a good fit for the subject but I would have chosen them under a different headline.
Some of the images were surprising and subtle and ambiguous and that is really what I am looking for when it comes to art in general. Successful photography always leaves room for the story of the viewer to click with the one of the artist. There is always a narrative that goes deeper than the purely personal. That's what we are looking for as photographers and artists.
Concerning the majority of images which didn't make the cut I would like to say that I see a genuine desire for expression that gets cut short by the overuse of props and fashionable editing.
To sum up my experience with the images I have chosen, I think there is a good deal of new photography out there, worth watching and following.
Ralph Hassenpflug, Camden ME November, 2018
|Animus Unknown 9822|
|That Swimming Pool|
|The Bermuda Triangle|
|Family Band (from the Card Games series)|
|Remembering the obsolete|
|Amelia's Rising Tides|
|Jen Elk X|
|WOMAN IN BLACK|
|I'M GONNA EAT THE SKY|
|Door and Mannequin Legs|
|Another World, Another Time|
|PiercePoint Dairy Reflection|
|Exiled From Our Past II|
|Waiting for Pancakes|
|Phonebooth - Why?|
|The Face in the Train|
|Hall of Galilee|
|Looking at the half trees|
|Little Lady Big Chair|
|Looking for Mr. Goodbar|
|Breath Of God|
|Riders on the Storm|
|Cathy #9 blur|
|Enjoying The Day|