Various & Sundry, August Dog Days Edition

"Pyrotechnic #52", Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.
“Pyrotechnic #52”, Copyright Jim Nickelson. All Rights Reserved.

Summer is drawing to a close already up here in Maine, but there is still quite a bit going on. We’re heading out of town today for a last-chance vacation before school begins again for my daughter, but I wanted to highlight a few upcoming photography-related events.

Friday night is Pecha Kucha Night in Camden at the library amphitheater (the same location I presented last year, I believe). Friends-of-the-blog Dave Clough and Kelsey Floyd (alternative link) will both be presenting, and I’m sorry I won’t be able to see it. The lawn opens at 7 and the presentations start at 8ish.

Another friend-of-the-blog and talented photographer and lecturer, Brenton  Hamilton, has a talk at the Susan Maasch Fine Art in Portland on August 21 from 6-7:30 relating to his solo show at the gallery.

And further south in Maine, blogger Elin Spring has extended north of her usual Boston-area stomping grounds to give excellent short reviews of photography exhibitions at Stonecrop Gallery in York, the George Marshall Store Gallery, and Drift Gallery in Portsmouth, NH. I haven’t seen any of these shows but hope to rectify that soon.

To complete the journey south, the MFA in Boston has a Pictorialist exhibition up in the Herbert Ritts Gallery (reviewed by Elin Spring here). I saw this exhibit myself this week and, as you might expect, the prints are exquisite. I fell in love again with this portrait by Edward Weston, too. Highly recommended.

Copyright Edward Weston.
Copyright Edward Weston.
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