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Ryan Gillespie at the Portland Art Museum
December 19, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Ryan Gillespie, Sharing views from his ground glass
Portland Art Museum Photography Council’s
Brown Bag Lunch Talk Series
Wednesday, December 19th, 2018, Noon – 1pm
Portland Art Museum
The Miller Gallery, Mark Building
1219 SW Park Avenue, Portland, OR 97205
503 226 2811
Cost: Free to the public (people are welcome to bring their lunch).
Sharing views from his ground glass, Ryan Gillespie explores his obsession of light, shapes, and compositions and captures these elements in emotional images of the landscape around us.
Ryan works primarily with the black and white analogue process, working as the sole craftsman from the moment the negative is exposed in the camera to the creation of the final platinum palladium print.
Since being introduced to photography when I was 15,I have always used photography as a tool of self-expression, enjoyment, and relaxation. I am in love with the process of exploration, image capture, chemical development, and the final image presentation.
I learned photography with film and transitioned into digital when it became available. It was at that moment when my enjoyment of the photographic process was lost and I walked away from photography for more than a decade.
I decided to go back to photography and back to film, large film, and the large format process. The camera is big and the process is slow, but this oversized and somewhat primitive camera design is a romantic and creative way to become more intimate with the subjects before me.