Category Archives: Magnificent Light

Post 357: Expansive Universe

Spent Lily #2, January 21, 2013

Spent Lily #2, January 21, 2013

It is seriously Minnesotan around here. Much as I would love to get out and shoot some winter, it is just too cold for me. Perhaps later. Right now, I am diving into these waning flowers. So many possibilities! Such good light (…a clear indication it is below freezing in good ‘ole Minne).

Show Info: Debora Miller’s installation I’m Not Me, She’s Over There, and its companion outdoor piece Horizon Grid (viewable 24/7), is up until February 22nd at Susan Hensel Gallery. Open Mondays 10-5, and by generous appointments.

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Post 353: Emergent View

Orchids #1, January 17, 2013

Orchids #1, January 17, 2013

It’s when I am looking though the lens, that the images are revealed to me. I have an extremely shallow depth of field, and the subject sort of emerges from this mist of focus. Sometimes I actually shoot the mist — and like the effect. I think the impressionistic quality is in some ways more like reality. I don’t put a lot of stock in what would be called straight realism, because I think that’s really a reduction of what we actually see in life. When we look at things up close, and really focus on them, the rest of the world becomes kind of a mystery. Your mind expands to fill in the gaps.

– David Johndrow, Black & White Magazine, Issue 54, October 2007

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Resting Up After The Opening

Reb & Deb, Resting by Joe Miller, January 12, 2013

Reb & Deb, Resting by Joe Miller, January 12, 2013

My show, I’m Not Me, She’s Over There, is a result of an ongoing project first conceived in 2006. In this exhibit I have been able to explore my interest in alternative presentation of photography to create a totally unique environment. The viewer is able to experience my photography in various ways; projection, immersive environment, intimate peepholes, backlit transparency, and the transformation of the exterior windows as massive light boxes – a public art component that shifts as the daylight comes and goes and nighttime rules the light.

I want to give a big shout out to the following great folks that helped make the exhibit come together in the final push:

Karen, Mala, Beth, Crystal, Andy, Roan, James, Julia, Corey, Emilie, Dad, Reb and Susan.

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A Good Day

After a day of trouble-shooting technology, finalizing placements and many other tasks, everything dovetailed and the show looked great…then we readied the space for the opening. Lots of people attended and it was very satisfying for me to see it being enjoyed. Here are some pics, credit to dad and Reb for some of these shots:

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Magnificent Light: 19

Lake Michigan #2, 2006

Lake Michigan #2, 2006

Here is another quiet one from Lake Michigan. I am always impressed (and sometimes flummoxed) by how the slightest positioning adjustment combined with passage of time can result in such diversity of color and tone. That is the power of light. For this image the camera is pointed a little further south and the photo taken 24 minutes earlier than the one I posted yesterday. Such awesome variety is available to us from moment to moment.

Our movie outing was fun. We discovered a gem of a theater (truly a movie house) called The Heights in St. Paul. This movie theater has been operating for 80 years. Its renovation in the late 1990’s revealed original organ pipes, an orchestra pit, and other sweet touches. Cozy, lovely, and unique. As we awaited the film, we were entertained by Christmas music being played on the organ by an actual person (like the old days). When it was time for the movie, organ and player dramatically lowered out of the way for the screening. My new favorite!!!

Oh, and we enjoyed the movie a lot. The first of three installments, The Hobbit was very interesting and spacious. We look forward to more.

 

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Magnificent Light: 18

Vignetted Bursting Milkweed, December 2012

Vignetted Bursting Milkweed, December 2012

My eyes keep finding subjects that are just asking for the circular frame. Filled, it seems a floating orb. Color glows with the light.

(All well today, home and healing – thanks!)

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Horizons: 7

From 19A, LGA to MSP, 10/19/12 #2

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City Lights

New York City by night, from the 29th floor. The lights create pattern and form in the darkness.

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Midtown Manhatten, October 6, 2012

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Glory Light

On the road today to central Ohio – blogging via mobile technology.
Long driving dampens creativity. Then…the clouds start putting on a show.

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Magnificent Light: 17

Eastbound Wing at Sunset, July 2012

Sun setting behind us as we moved over the continent at 500+ miles per hour. Wing details caught the glow.

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