Plumas Arts presents photography from three perspectives
Betty Bishop, of Chester, captures photographs the “old-fashioned way,” using film. She is one of three photographers featured at the Plumas Arts Gallery. Photos courtesy Plumas Arts
The March featured artist show at the Plumas Arts Gallery will present the work of three different photographers from three corners of Plumas County who express themselves in the photographic arts through three different technical approaches.
The gallery will also be filled with work from more than 50 local and regional artists working in a multitude of mediums from two- and three-dimensional fine art, prints and cards to jewelry and woodwork; from fabric arts and pottery to artisan crafts, music recordings and more. The public was invited to an opening reception Friday, March 7.
Betty Bishop has been a lifelong resident of Chester. Her approach to photography is the most bound in tradition: she captures a latent image on 35-mm film, which remains a mysterious recollection until it is developed and printed in a darkroom.
“I often joke that I will take a picture of anything,” Bishop comments. “That is probably a stretch, but if something interests me visually, I will try to get a photograph that evokes the same feelings when I see the results as when I first looked at the object or scene.
“Being a photographer has made me more aware of the things around me, both large and small, spectacular or seemingly mundane, and especially the way light enhances or alters everything. My goal is to encourage my audience to look more deeply, more carefully at the world around them, at things great and small, bright and dark, to see the peacefulness or majesty of a landscape, as well as the beauty of everyday objects.”
Richard Daun, a Quincy resident for several decades, uses a digital SLR camera to record his images. The digital process affords him the ability to view the framed image right away and “it allows me to control and produce my own prints.”
“My delight is to frame unique or eye-catching images that I encounter in the natural or man-made environment during my travels.” The photographs that he will show at this exhibit are from a recent trip to London.
Michael Clawson is “chief fish” at Big Fish Creations, an advertising and digital media company located in Graeagle. Clawson began communicating as an iPhoneographer in late 2011 when he discovered the power wrapped inside his tiny telephone camera.
As a professional photographer, he began to explore the limitations of the iPhone, and thus learned its strengths. He soon began to exploit various facets of his creativity with the device. He credits Instagram as his first artistic sharing community where iPhoneography and art have flourished, giving him inspiration toward new opportunities and new discoveries.
Clawson has also presented as a speaker at several industry-specific conferences including Adobe Max and MacWorld. On March 1, he provided a no-cost presentation at the Plumas Arts Gallery entitled Creative iPhone Photography and Art as part of the Arts & Entrepreneurship Series co-sponsored with the Feather River College Business Entrepreneurial Center and made possible with funding from the California Arts Council’s Creating Places of Vitality Program and The Common Good Foundation.
To find out more about the many programs, projects and services of Plumas Arts, visit plumasarts.org.