Edward Pabor, Patagonia and Antarctica
PhotoZone Gallery, Featured Artist
February 4th to March 2nd
Reception: February 5th from 5:00pm to 8:00pm
22 West 7th Ave.
12:00 to 6:00 pm Tuesday through Sunday
Open to the public
MASKS ARE REQUIRED
I have been an adventurer all my life. Even as a young child I would want to walk in the woods, or down a winding road. For the last 50 years I have done that with a camera. I have always been intrigued with photography. I used to climb trees with my Kodak instamatic and take pictures of robins’ nests. And then came my Polaroid Swinger camera. But the real magic happened when I first saw the alchemy in the dark room; when the image started to appear in the Dektol pan. The simplicity of a black and white print is still sublime. I am one of the luckiest men the world. I am not rich with money, but I am rich with love, friends and worldly adventures. These photos of Patagonia and Antarctica were taken on one of the great adventures of my life. Antarctica is the 7th continent I have been too, and it was a dream come true for me. How many guys can say they drank with Russians at a Russian research station in Antarctica?
My philosophy on photography is simple. You have to work to get good photos. They don’t just come to you. You have to plan on walking in the dark to be some place at dawn. You have to wait for snow and walk by yourself through the cold; your foot prints being the only footprints out there. After that, it is all about composition and exposure. Both come with time. This Patagonia-Antarctica show is the best black and white show I have done. And just as when photography was first invented, the real art form of photography is the black and white print. This show represents one month of work in December of 2019. As Einstein said “work is what gives substance to life”. I am a lucky man.