Current Exhibition

Faster but Slower, Photography by Jeffrey Martz at The Image Flow, Mill Valley, CA

Photo © Jeffrey Martz

Faster but Slower: Photography by Jeffrey Martz

February 17 – March 30, 2018

Opening Reception: Saturday, February 17, 7–9PM

 

“I want you to play that again, only this time make it faster, but slower.”
– Martin Hannett, to the members of Joy Division, during the recording of Unknown Pleasures, 1977

In the spring of 2017, I sat in the passenger seat of my father-in-law’s car, camera in hand, watching Willamette Valley riverscapes scroll past my window. As the light was storm-perfect, my impulse was to ask for photography pull-overs. There were so many fine subjects that I mentally had our touring company stopping every mile or so. This seemed an obnoxious request, so I didn’t speak up. Frustrated, I set my Fuji X100-F camera to a 1/1000th of a second shutter speed, thinking that this would eradicate any car movement from the world around me. I didn’t take a single exposure. This was just silly. How was I supposed to compose or know my subjects at 45 miles per hour?

Impish?

Inspired?

In a moment of grace, I thought, or rather just felt, why not set the shutter slow and work with the movement? That seemed an honest response to a fast landscape. A car-window world of unfolding flower fields, barns, branches, and blurs. This would be my subject, and I took around 200 pictures that afternoon.

For several weeks I didn’t look at the work; I was afraid of failure. When I found my courage, and when I saw that first post-impressionist smear of green, yellow, and orange, I began laughing. This is why I am a photographer: experimentation, beauty, surprise, & joy.

– Jeffrey Martz

 

On view through March 30.

 

Don’t miss our Artist’s Dinner with Photographer Jeffrey Martz on Saturday, March 10, 7PM. Space is limited.

 

Faster but Slower, Photography by Jeffrey Martz at The Image Flow, Mill Valley, CA

"Willamette Valley" Photo © Jeffrey Martz

Faster but Slower, Photography by Jeffrey Martz at The Image Flow, Mill Valley, CA

"Nicasio Valley Road" Photo © Jeffrey Martz

Faster but Slower, Photography by Jeffrey Martz at The Image Flow, Mill Valley, CA

"Inverness Marsh" Photo © Jeffrey Martz

Faster but Slower, Photography by Jeffrey Martz at The Image Flow, Mill Valley, CA

"Point Reyes" Photo © Jeffrey Martz

Faster but Slower, Photography by Jeffrey Martz at The Image Flow, Mill Valley, CA

"The Sun for Vincent" Photo © Jeffrey Martz

 


 

Americana Photography by Jim Hughes at The Image Flow, Mill Valley, CA

Photo © Jim Hughes

Americana Photography by Jim Hughes

January 13 – June 1, 2018

Select images of Jim Hughes’ Americana photography are on display at The Image Flow.

Life is made up of moments and moments pass quickly — capturing them is what I do. From Dubai to Shanghai, I travel the world to create enduring images for clients such as HP, AT&T, GE, Exxon, Levi’s, United Airlines, and Coca-Cola. Whether working in the back streets of New Delhi or on Wall Street, my technical experience combined with my ability to work well with people brings ideas and concepts to life. I specialize in lifestyle advertising and have found that my approach to creative collaboration creates happy and return clients. I strive to push the boundaries of visual storytelling and I have been honored with some nice awards along the way.

Currently based in the San Francisco Bay Area, I was raised in Los Angeles and am a graduate of Brooks Institute of Photography. I draw daily inspiration from my wife and daughters. If I’m not on set, you’ll find me on a golf course or a mountain.

I have a personal passion for photography that best exemplifies Americana.
The five images displayed were shot in California and Wyoming.

–Jim Hughes

Jim Hughes‘ photography is now on display on the back wall at The Image Flow and is scheduled to hang through June 1.