Mill Valley resident and photographer, Sharon Caplan Cohen, tells her story of working with The Image Flow while she was creating the images for her show, Renewal.
Sharon had been making flower Mandalas at her home and photographing them as a way of working through the grief of her mother’s death.
After my mother’s passing and many losses in my life, I found myself in an existential crisis. Daily there was a sense of bewilderment, grief and pain. What emerged was a year long journey making three dimensional mandalas and photographing them. Mysteriously, they started illuminating my soul, when the outward world appeared dry and confusing. The photographs came to represent a journey of loss and resurrection.
Heli of a blog by Gary Yost Time-lapse images of West Peak that show the contrasts between the beauty of the natural setting and the detritus of the old Air Force Station are just one aspect of the film I’m making. As I wrote in my first blog post, the overall point of this piece [...]
We are excited to be partnering with Art Reactor this summer and to be bringing more kids classes to The Image Flow.
I’ve been to a banquet – the photography of Hendrik Paul at The Image Flow. It’s a show with crescendos of excitement and photographs that grant the viewer entry into the personal vision of an emerging voice. There are some many faceted gems here. As with any emerging photographer, about one third of the show consists of classic image making. Though masterful, as classic uses of composition, light, tonal value, subject matter, etc., they are images that don’t add anything new to the vocabulary of photography and don’t clear his unique voice. However, these are silenced by the majority of the show, which consists of images that not only add words and phrases to photography’s vocabulary, but also employ these additions to convey stories of genuine seeing.
In conjunction with PhotoAlliance, we are hosting Freestyle‘s The World of Inkjet Papers Seminar on April 7. This is going to be an incredible event that you don’t want to miss. Freestyle rep and professional photograher, Eric Joseph, will discuss the technical points and aesthetic differences of every inkjet paper available from the following brands: Arista-II, [...]
Barbara Hazen is a passionate photographer who recently turned her hobby into a career. She has been working with Stuart one-on-one for the past few years, and had a solo exhibit at The Image Flow in 2012. As part of an ongoing goal to challenge herself photographically, she entered her work into a highly competitive, national juried portfolio review… and was accepted! Read her story of the review experience.
Join us Saturday, March 23 for Hendrik Paul’s Light from within art opening. The exhibit includes stunning images of the up and coming fine art photographer, from his travels through Germany, Italy, Scotland, Ireland, Croatia, Poland, India and his home state, California.
Born in Canada, Margot Hartford’s love of photography was encouraged while attended a photography poly-technical university in Toronto. After school, she worked as a full-time assistant for an advertising photographer learning more about the practicalities and business of being a commercial shooter. Margot moved to San Francisco during the dot-com boom and started on the [...]
Landscape time-lapse requires movement to be interesting, and that’s usually accomplished by motion control and (more importantly) dramatic moving light in the form of clouds and shadows. In the Bay Area that means winter is our window to shoot time-lapse of any weather besides fog. (As I demonstrated in my Day in the Life of a Fire Lookout video, fog can be a great subject but when you’re on top of a mountain and pointing the camera upwards it doesn’t help much.) I began shooting for the West Peak project in late December and by early January I had learned a lot about what I need to do to get the shots I want. The West Peak area I’m working in is between 2450-2530’ and when the cloud ceiling is just around that height the scene becomes very dramatic. The sight of the clouds rolling across the landscape and breaking to reveal the Marin headlands provides strong visual cues that we are on the top of a mountain. I use the NOAA weather forecasting tools, particularly the hourly weather graph and forecast discussion on their Mill Valley page. Click on the Forecast Discussion link at the bottom for detailed information about what the three major computer models are projecting. The other essential weather tools I use are the Cloud Ceiling data on Wunderground’s Mill Valley page (look for both the Clouds field under Current Data and scroll all the way down to the bottom for the Aviation/Piloting column’s Ceiling field) and the amazing Fog Forecast on SF Gate’s weather page. I use the Accuweather forecast as another data point and finally there’s a webcam on top of Tam’s Middle Peak that I check in with many times per day to get visual confirmation of the forecast data in real time (scroll down a bit from the top of the page to the Mt. Tam Summit Cam).
Henrik Kam has been documenting the creation of the stunning new SF landmark, the SF Jazz Center!
SF Jazz hired him to document the construction and progress of the SF Jazz Center over a period of 18 months. Among other things, Henrik mounted a web-cam to create time lapse sequences. Currently, he is in the process of making the final photos of the project. You can see his work HERE.
Henrik will be working with another impressive SF landmark, the new SFMOMA addition, later this year.
We are happy to have Henrik teaching The Flow’s Architectural Photography and Urban Landscape class again this year. His knowledge of the San Francisco landscape, on the ground technical and artistic experience and thorough understanding of architectural photography will make for an amazing class!