Reception: Digital Frontiers: Photographic Art in the Age of Pixels
Boulder Digital Arts invites you to join us for the Denver Month of Photography exhibit, "Digital Frontiers: Photographic Art in the Age of Pixels," showcasing the work of 8 artists, each with their own vision and techniques for taking photography into this exceptional realm.
While some photorealistic paintings are exceptionally fine art, far from all great paintings are photorealisms. Likewise, far from every great photograph is a pure depiction of what stood before the camera. Digital imagery provides a host of opportunities that were not previously available to photographers. With software post-processing, tools are now available for transforming straightforward depictions into as large a range of expressions as those historically available to painters.
Please join us Friday, March 10 at 5:30 for the Opening Reception, where we will mix, mingle, socialize, eat, drink and enjoy the work of eight talented artists:
- Thomas Walsh, Ph.D., curator at Boulder Digital Arts, began publishing his photographs in nationally and internationally circulated magazines more than 20 years ago, after he decided to add travel writing and photography to his work as a technical and business writer. Three years ago, he decided to take his photography full time and now specializes in portraiture and high end real estate imagery as well as fine art photography.
- Gail Dohrmann has been a member of Flatirons Photo Club for a number of years and currently leads the club's growing iPhoneography group. She specializes in infrared photography and in utilizing a number of apps to morph straightforward photographs into painterly representations that profoundly express their subjects' beauty.
- Russ Dohrmann, now passed, was a member of Flatirons Photo Club for several decades and significantly contributed to the growth of Boulder County's exceptional photographic community. In addition to representational compositions, Russ delved deeply into the use of software to create inspirational, painterly styled works.
- Bruce Henderson is an award-winning photographer who has worked as a photographer, reporter, designer and editor for numerous newspapers. He was an associate professor of journalism at the University of Colorado and also served as director of communications for a technology, arts and media institute at CU. He has a master's degree in journalism photography from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
- Murth Murthy has taught Photoshop classes at Front Range Community College and general photography at the Longmont Senior Center. He currently teaches Photoshop classes at Colorado State University in Fort Collins. While Murth commands a range of photographic styles and techniques, his work on display at Boulder Digital Arts' Denver Month of Photography exemplifies the art he creates by applying paint to prints of his photographs.
- Preston Newell began to use Canon and Minolta SLR cameras in college, and began to use DSLR Nikon cameras soon after they became available. Since his retirement from the IT worlds of Fiat, Texaco and Boeing, he has pursued his photography hobby, and won 1st & 2nd place awards at the Colorado State Fair.
- Cary Wolfson has been an officer of the Flatirons Photo Club since 2009. His work has won dozens of awards in club and juried competitions and has appeared in various juried shows, along with several solo shows, and online. His most recent focus has been iPhoneography, employing non-traditional effects to photos captured and processed with smart phones and tablets.
- Virginia "Ginger" Lee Zukowski entered the world of art through training in modern dance (University of Illinois, Champaign). That experience provided a vital framework for her more recent venture into the visual arts. Ginger strives to use the key elements of space, light, color, patterns and movement to highlight the unexpected within the ordinary.