Friday, February 08, 2008

My friend and fellow community advocate Anna Sawaryn has an exhibit of her photography at the 4th Street Gallery, 67 East 4th Street.

Her technique is rare: she uses a pinhole box, not a camera. The resulting images are unique, haunting, immediate, timeless. Take a look at her image of St. Brigid's on her website and attached. Reception from 2-6. I'll be there around 4. Hope to see you --

Coney Island Through the Invisible Lens
February 2-15, 2008
The 4th Street Photo Gallery
67 East 4th Street
New York, New York 10003
Reception Sunday, February 3, 2-6pm

I am having an exhibit of limited-edition, original, color pinhole photographs. This is photography in it's simplest form, using a wooden box, NOT a camera. The box does not have a lens or automatic shutter. The exposure time ranges from several seconds up to a half hour. This gives the images an 'old world' almost ghostly, sometimes, distorted quality. Pinhole photography best captures the 'essence' of the subject being photographed.

I like to use pinhole photography to document places that are changing and are at risk of vanishing. These are my 'memories' of Coney Island and the East Village.

Anna Sawaryn

Gallery Hours Tuesday-Saturday 2-8 p.m.
Sunday by appointment call 212-673-1021

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