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Austin Granger at LightBox Photographic Gallery
March 10, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Austin Granger, Correspondence
March 10th – April 10th, 2018
Opening and Artists’ Reception: Saturday, March 10, 5-8pm
Austin Granger will give an artist talk from 4-5pm, before the opening,
contact LightBox at 503-468-0238 or email@example.com
for limited available reserved seating.
LightBox Photographic Gallery
1045 Marine Dr.
Astoria, OR 97103
Austin Granger is a prolific photographic image maker living in the great northwest in Portland, Oregon. “Correspondence” is a personal narrative of imagery from his daily wanderings. A very insightful and inventive image maker, Austin carries an array of favorite traditional film cameras with him everywhere. We are happy to present 60 Platinum/Palladium Prints, filling the LightBox walls with wonderful handmade prints of Austin’s beautiful work.
“When I’m photographing well, I have the most uncanny feeling that the pictures are predestined. I recognize them. They echo the feelings inside myself. They correspond. My subjects are the things that ache.
Whether or not I can portray feelings using objects that may not ostensibly depict those feelings is something that I wrestle with. People see things differently. After all, we bring our minds–all of those thoughts that make us–to our looking at things. In a very real way, pictures are always of our heads. They’re all self-portraits. Still, I’d like to think that it’s possible to put something across, to bridge the gap, meet a stranger in the middle, and connect. After all, do we not all share the same basic, existential struggles? Fundamentally, deep down, are we not all made of the same stuff?
Perhaps then, by going inward, one goes outward as well. Perhaps one can approach the universal through the individual. I’d like to think so. I’ve come to think of my pictures as an attempt to understand myself, and also, as an attempt to communicate. I want to express emotions that people will recognize. I want my pictures to be a correspondence between us, to be both the place and the record of our meeting.” ~ Austin Granger
Austin Granger is the author of Elegy from the Edge of a Continent: Photographing Point Reyes. Born in San Francisco in 1970, Granger has worked as a baker, house painter, naval radar operator and camera salesman. He first began to photograph while studying philosophy in college as a way to get out of his head. Preferring to use traditional film cameras, Granger has come to see his photography as a spiritual practice–a way in which to shape his life and enrich his relationship with the world.
The exhibit runs from March 10th through April 10th 2018. Visit http://lightbox-photographic.com/shows/ for complete exhibit and artist info. LightBox offers associate memberships as a way of becoming part of the community of supporters that help to further the mission of the gallery. LightBox provides photographic printing and archival framing, restorations and other photographic services. LightBox is located at 1045 Marine Drive in Astoria, hours are Tuesday – Saturday 11 – 5:30. Contact LightBox at 503-468-0238 or at firstname.lastname@example.org, and visit lightbox-photographic.com for more info and to enjoy past, current and upcoming exhibits.