Industrial Steel

industrycoilby Rachelle Clark

One reoccurring theme for me has become surrounding a photo in elements of its subject matter. This is a continuation of that theme — homemade welded steel frames around industrial images, the intent being to put the subject in its environment. Steel maintains a major role in our Industrial Revolution. It is that role I am attempting to capture with this exhibit, and pay homage to.

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In Context

incontextemptynestby Rachelle Clark In Context is a series of images whose subjects are connected to the pieces of wood they are mounted on, be next found in a tree or a fence line disappearing at a vanishing point. The concept being to place a stolen moment of time in context with a tangible element. The wood was varnished to seal it. The images are covered with plexiglass to protect them.

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Life of a Grape

 

lifeofagrape6by Rachelle Clark

From bud break to bloom, fruit set to veraison, ripe into harvest; I watched and studied the Bishop Creek Vineyards for the last two growing seasons. I fought with the weather to achieve the photos I wanted, much as they fought with the weather for the conditions they needed. The 2006 summer was a long, hot summer that allowed them to take their time and get as sweet as they wanted. The 2007 summer was moodier and created a whole different style of beautiful characteristics. Yet, at all times, the grapes were growing, changing, and becoming something of their own. Continue reading

Attention to Detail

attentiontodetailbootlegginby Rachelle Clark

So often we fail to slow down long enough to take in the finer points of a moment. We glance around and only capture the overview. I find that sentiment and all that we find endearing is found within the details of a person or a landscape. This series is an attempt to pause long enough to extract the smaller points that are usually missed, and bring them out as the main focus.

The shadow box effect is an attempt to lend a 3-D quality to the images. I hope to allow you to feel as though you are staring out your window into the backyard and really see it for the first time.

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Forgotten Era

forgotteneralostdreamsby Rachelle Clark

Living in Portland with family in Montana, I am often traveling through open countryside and desolate landscapes. It makes me nostalgic for the cotton fields and hay bales I left behind in Alabama. The rusted farm equipment left on the side of the road and the dusty dirt roads that lead off to back fields reminds me of a simpler type of life; a life I often forget when caught up in the noise and traffic of a city. Continue reading

Autumn Scenes

autumnscenesletitfallby Rachelle Clark

There was a painting of a river flowing through a Fall landscape, with autumn leaves floating in it that hung above our dining room table when I was a child. My brothers and I always tried to grab the leaves out of that painted river. To our imaginations it seemed possible.

I hope to evoke that same sense of possible tangibility for those that view these images.

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Techna Floral

Techna Floral (6)By Rachelle Clark

Using a toning process that tones the black of the image, without effecting the highlights, I was able to take close ups of floral images and adjust the black and white prints to reveal a Technicolor side of their intent.  Framed in antique windows to give a country style garden feel to the works.

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