October 3- November 15, 2015
Opening Reception Sunday, October 4, 2:00-4:00 pm
Fall Member Photography
The Marblehead Arts Association is one of the few local arts associations that juries in photographers as full artist members. Traditionally, the MAA has set aside six weeks in the fall for a comprehensive photography exhibit in all of the gallery spaces of the King Hooper Mansion. This year, there were over 40 entries by 18 artist members. The exhibit was judged for prizes by acclaimed photographer, Law Hamilton of the Rockport Arts Association and Griffin Museum of Photography.
Fall Member Photography Exhibit Awards
Innocence by John Fletcher
“Her eyes are wide and her skin beautifully rendered. It is a powerful portrait. This moment is well captured. Has she been asked a question and about to say something, or has she just finished a thought? Her expression haunts.”
Convergence by Larry Dunn
“Masterful black and white using the graceful curves of the structures pulls you though the scene from a unique perspective. The linear supports on the right appear as sentinels watching rather than doing the heavy lifting.”
Redman by Jerry Wishnow
“The well-crafted and composed image has a stark minimalist feel. Yet the details are there, the dominating red has texture from the brick to the wood. The striking yellow line across frame combined with the long shadows gives the feeling of an Edward Hopper painting.”
Courtyard at the Boston Public Library by Karen Hosking
“A great textural piece! All the lines, squares and grids in this piece are far from distracting, and set the stage for a peaceful quiet scene. Without the people the table and chairs are intended for, the reflection of the yellow brick building steals the show.”
Law Hamilton lives on Cape Ann and she is often found behind her macro lens capturing unique perspectives of the natural world. Her inspiration stems from having one of her first images published in a newspaper as well as being surrounded by the Cape Ann artistic community. Hamilton has studied with Atelier 21 at the Griffin Museum of Photography and she is an exhibiting member there as well as at the Newburyport Art Association, the Rockport Art Association (where she served on the board for eight years) and the Plymouth Guild & Russell Gallery. Her prize winning work has been in juried shows throughout New England as well as California. She has captured performance images and portraits of Jazz in Marciac, France. Her current work includes stalking the waves of the Atlantic during Nor’easters, blizzards and fair weather. She enjoys sharing her passion with new and emerging photographers.
It was my honor and privilege to view and judge the MAA’s Photography Show. You should be proud of your membership.- Law Hamilton
Wonder – John Weidenbruch Solo Exhibit
John’s exhibit was a collection of photographs captured as part of his global travels. These images reflect his passion in bringing together the creativity and beauty of the ordinary, and transforming them into images at once both extraordinary and provocative.
“I have always been a curious person . . . . I tend to look at the world differently, particularly when I have a camera in my hand. The theme of my exhibit, WONDER, is intended to be thought provoking – an adventure of the imagination. I have selected photos that I feel represent an array of perspectives and emotions, and hint at an untold story. Over the years, I have been fortunate to travel and experience numerous cultures. I have collected many wonderful memories along the way, and met people from many walks of life, that have impacted me in ways that have been both overt and subtle. I have tried to capture the essence of these experiences in the photos I share.
I like to explore. When I travel, I tend to wander the backstreets and look for things that might not be obvious to the average observer. Whether it is the juxtaposition of a person walking to work past an explosive street mural on the side of a building, or the composition of many individuals making up a rush-hour crowd at a train station, I want to stop and take in the unexpected magic of the moment.
I like reflections: pieces of glass, puddles of water, mirrors and car windows. I marvel at the accidental confluence of disparate pieces coming together to form an image of casual beauty. Being in the moment, allowing the conversation to unfold is part of what I aim to capture in my photography.
I like to be edgy in my work. I seem to have a knack for finding mischief. I must have been tardy the day the rulebook was handed out . . . . The result is in the eye of the beholder! I like to share, and I hope these images will provoke a little bit of thought, passion, joy, happiness, and perhaps, a sense of WONDER!”
– John Weidenbruch
John Weidenbruch is a native of Washington, DC. who calls Marblehead home. He has travelled to many parts of the world, frequently with a Leica camera in tow. He is an attorney and has worked in the biopharmaceutical world for more than twenty years. He recently became General Counsel of Visterra Inc., a company researching and developing treatments for infectious diseases. John has spent many years supporting global commercialization efforts of multi-national companies, including Biogen, Abraxis Bioscience, Amgen and Syntex Laboratories.