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Feb 3rd 2015 Posted in: Featured Posts, Lectures, Photographers 0

Evelyn at the well, Lbaa Onyokia

This month, The Face of Water, a series of portraits by Rudi Dundas that tells the stories of people affected by the lack of clean drinking water, opens at the World Affairs Council in San Francisco. On February 26, Rudi will give a lecture about the images at The Image Flow.

Jan 13th 2015 Posted in: Featured Posts, Kids Workshops, Tips & Techniques 0

Hillary Sloss Digital Photography for Youth

How can we let our kids be kids, to see the way kids see, while still teaching them something about photography? Hillary Sloss is a veteran photojournalist based in Marin County and a digital and film photography instructor at the San Francisco Waldorf High School. Her new class, Digital Photography for Youth, is designed especially to encourage young people to explore their world through photography.

The idea is, she says, to help young photographers create beautiful images that are youthful, but not childish. “It’s important to give young photographers enough so that they can advance their photographic skills, without inundating them too many rules,” says Hillary.

Jan 6th 2015 Posted in: Featured Posts, Interviews, Photographers 2

Catherine Karnow Art of Photographing People

Acclaimed National Geographic photographer Catherine Karnow will present her lecture “The Art of Photographing People” on February 5 at The Image Flow, and a workshop in March. Known for her photographs of people, here, she discusses her teaching style, her existential search for “home,” and what drives her to keep on shooting.

“No matter whether I’m shooting on location or in a workshop, I have the faith that the magic will always happen,” she says.

Nov 21st 2014 Posted in: Featured Posts, Interviews, Photographers 0

Larry Davidson Burnt Door Digital Printing

You could say that Larry Davidson “discovered” photography as a young boy helping out his commercial photographer father. “I worked in his lab, and there was always a camera around the house when I was growing up,” Larry said.

In high school Larry and his friends built a darkroom in his garage from the spare parts they cobbled together from his father’s business in order to start a business of their own doing odd photography projects around town. But it wasn’t until later, when he took a few photography classes in college and also discovered Ansel Adams’s work that he says photography became something he could enjoy, just for the sake of it.

Larry’s work has since evolved from black and white landscapes, to bright and colorful architectural photography, to the vibrant abstract work he is now known for.

Nov 18th 2014 Posted in: Featured Posts, Selected Artists 0

Margot Hartford teaching encaustics

Working with encaustics began as a hobby for Margot Hartford, but now she is selling her pieces in four different galleries across San Francisco and on her website. She also teaches a popular workshop at The Image Flow.

“People like the process—they get into it. It’s tactile, easy, there’s nothing to learn. Anybody can do encaustics—that’s the beauty of it,” she said.

Nov 7th 2014 Posted in: Featured Posts, Photographers, Selected Prints 0

Fran Meckler salt mine Uganda social documentary

Fran Meckler has worked as a health educator for over 20 years, but says she always had an interest in photography. It wasn’t until after her daughters were grown, however, that she took her first photography class. “I wanted to do more than just go out and take pictures—I wanted to know what I was doing,” she says.

Since that first class, Fran has taken dozens of photography workshops and continuing education classes. A decade or so ago, she was introduced to social documentary photography by her friend Nancy Farese.

“Nancy had just taken a workshop in Uganda. When she told me about it, I thought, ‘This is it! I’ve found my calling!’” Fran has always wanted to help people help themselves, and through PhotoPhilanthropy—a term coined by Nancy and the name of Nancy’s organization—Fran found that she could combine her love of photography and passion for travel and global community service.

Nov 3rd 2014 Posted in: Blog, Featured Posts, Interviews, Photographers 3

Jens Closer Hendrik Paul landscape photographer

Hendrik Paul straddles two worlds: He grew up in Mill Valley, CA, where he took his first photography class in eighth grade. He spent his free time hiking on Mount Tamalpais and soaking up the northern California landscape, but his roots are firmly planted on a 500-year-old farm in Germany.

“It’s such a different life from how we live, this small farming community, living off the land. The men went out and did the field work and the women did the cooking. It’s still quite antiquated compared to California or America,” says Hendrik.

Oct 17th 2014 Posted in: Featured Posts, Photographers 1

iphone photographer michelle grenier

Photographer Michelle Grenier says she’s devoted a significant amount of time to mastering her Canon 5D, but at the end of the day, she really prefers shooting with her iPhone.

“Sometimes my favorite shots have been ones that I’ve literally had to run to catch. I feel a certain instinct, and there’s a thrill that I feel when I catch something special. I think the best work comes out of spontaneity and a passion for your surroundings,” she says.

Oct 6th 2014 Posted in: Featured Posts, Selected Artists 0

Mixed Media artist Michael Cutlip

Mixed media artist Michael Cutlip has an innate interest in trying new things and finding what works for him—it’s evident in the unexpected juxtapositions of his multimedia collage pieces and in the story behind how he became an artist.

Sep 29th 2014 Posted in: Featured Posts, Interviews, Lectures 0

Matt Black Former cotton migrant at home Teviston, CA

From southern Mexico to rural California, Matt Black documents the social issues of modern farming and the effects of one of the most severe droughts in recorded history.

Matt Black began photographing the small towns and expansive farmlands of California’s Central Valley for nearly 20 years. A native of that vast agricultural area that runs nearly the entire length of the state, Matt says he began to notice a shift in the people working the fields around his home town.

Sep 9th 2014 Posted in: Blog, Featured Posts 0

Unveiling of The Harmonica Player 
The Image Flow is pleased to celebrate the unveiling of Tiburon portrait and figurative artist Ingrid C. Lockowandt’s original acrylic painting and award-winning photograph, The Harmonica Player, on Saturday, September 13 from 6 to 8PM.

Aug 18th 2014 Posted in: Blog, Featured Posts, Interviews 3

Anthony Fendler digital imaging expert

Anthony Fendler comes to The Image Flow after eight years in Santa Cruz as image collection manager at the Frans Lanting Studio. He has over two decades of professional experience using the digital darkroom and desktop publishing. He is an expert fine art printer and long-time photo workflow educator. He will be teaching workshops at The Image Flow as well as working with clients to fulfill all of their photographic and digital darkroom needs. Here he answers five questions on photography, technology, and how they intersect.

Aug 12th 2014 Posted in: Blog, Featured Posts 19

Matt Schriock bids farewell to The Image Flow after 5 years

Matt Schriock joined The Image Flow five years ago and quickly became an integral member of our team. Matt now has a lovely new wife and new adventures ahead of him in Los Angeles. Read a special goodbye letter from Matt here, and join us at The Image Flow on Wednesday, August 27 at 6:30pm to wish him the best of luck!

Jul 24th 2014 Posted in: Blog, Featured Posts 0

Instagram, Pei Ketron

Pei Ketron is a San Francisco-based photographer and educator who’s been shooting since 2001 and teaching photo classes privately and through companies such as Skillshare, Edelman, and the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops since 2010. She also has over 830,000 followers on Instagram—and for good reason too. Her work, which explores symmetry and vantage points, is a breath of fresh air on cluttered Instagram feeds filled with brunch plates and cats.

Jul 24th 2014 Posted in: Blog, Featured Posts 0

Photography Exhibitions, Minor White, The Getty CenterThroughout his career, Minor White sought to photograph things not simply for what they are, but for what they might suggest—his images are full of symbolic and metaphorical allusions. Born in Minneapolis in 1908, White came of age when homosexuality was socially unacceptable and sought comfort in a variety of Western and Eastern religious practices.

Jul 10th 2014 Posted in: Blog, Featured Posts, Gallery 291 0

"Gone" Photo Mallory Morrison

Marin Magazine recently featured Gallery 291 and its owner Ed Carey in a recent article, in which author Cheryl Popp calls the gallery a “social haven for local artists, photographers and aficionados.”

Jun 19th 2014 Posted in: Blog, Featured Posts 0

bay area places michelle grenier likes to shoot iphone photography workshop

After discovering Instagram in 2011, Michelle Grenier found a creative outlet in exploring the art of iPhone photography. Michelle, a photographer and instructor at The Image Flow, has over 116 thousand Instagram followers under the username michiesharine.

Jun 18th 2014 Posted in: Blog, Featured Posts 2

Mark Edward Harris Traffic Korea photography workshop

Mark Edward Harris is a seasoned travel photographer and visual storyteller, that has traveled the world on assignment as well as for his own work. His work has been published in Life, Conde Nast traveler, Wallpaper, National Geographic, Stern, and numerous other magazines. He will be teaching a workshop and presenting a lecture at The Image Flow entitled “The Fine Art Of Travel Photography” in August.

May 13th 2014 Posted in: Blog, Featured Posts 0

Paul Goldsmith Prague 1968 Marchers displaying Bloody Flag

In 1968, Alexander Dubček, recently elected head of the Communist Party, ushered in reforms during a period of liberalization that loosened restriction on free speech, media, and economic activity in the former Czechoslovakia. Photographer Paul Goldsmith, then only 19, rode into Prague on his Vespa on August 20, only a day before the Soviet tanks rolled into the city.

May 1st 2014 Posted in: Blog, Featured Posts 0

Visual Storytelling, Haiti, nancy farese, PhotoPhilanthropy

“Suddenly I am alive, and I am in Haiti. I am on a search for toys, because toys are linked to play, and play is linked to being human, or so I think, so I’m taking my camera to Haiti to explore this idea.” writes Nancy Farese’s on her blog post, “Pain and Suffering and Joy and Resilience in Haiti.”