Bill Stockdale began his work life in the darkroom. He moved up to studio photography, then administrative tasks. After a few career and employer hops, he retired and returned to his first love; making photographs that do good.
He became interested in wildflowers while waling in the mountains and realizing he did not know the names of the plants that brightened his day. He started researching the names by taking photographs and looking up the plants in what has become an extensive library.
Bill published a book on identifying plants in the Wasatch Mountains. While putting the book together, he realized that some of his thousands of photos had artistic value. They created an emotion in the viewer.
He decided to print some enlargements and see if they would sell. Now he owns the Macaroni Gallery to display his art and the work of others.
His current collection can be seen at www.BillStockdalePhoto.com
"Its just a hobby", Mick Lownds tells his friends. And since he retired from a totally different career, he is right. And sometimes a hobby allows for the creation of art.
That is what we find in his bowls. Sometimes made from whole wood, sometimes made from segments of several woods glued together, the wood talks to us. And it is quite tactile; appealing to many senses. And useful, too.
Beyond the bowls, Mick is also interested in the creation of large, mechanical, wall clocks. Contact him if you want a wall that could tell you the time at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Marguerite has long been known for beautiful landscapes, especially sunsets, and wildlife photography.
In this collection she is asking the viewer what meaning they get out of picture based on its presentation: full color or monochrome. Several pairs of prints are on display including images she found in Paris.
With the two prints hanging next to each other, the viewer can readily compare the contrast of these formats and be drawn into the different, yet similar, worlds of these images.
· With the two images side by side would the viewer see more detail in one over the other?
· Does color, or the lack of color, affect the viewer’s preference?
· Does one see more details in the b&w than the color?
· Is one style more dramatic, warmer or engaging?
The viewer may change his/her reaction about which one – color or monochrome – he/she prefers. The viewers will have the opportunity to engage on several levels with each pair of photographs and “take-away” various ideas from each one, even though they are looking at the same object.