"Burning Bush" Takes Award at Carmel Exhibit


I was thrilled to be included in the Center for Photographic Art's 2018 International Juried Exhibition. CPA, located in Carmel, California, was originally the Friends of Photography gallery founded in 1967 by Ansel Adams, Wynn Bullock, and Cole Weston, and it carries on those masters' discerning take on photography. The juror, Eve Schillo, Assistant Curator in the Wallis Annenberg Photography Department at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, chose 45 images from more than 1100 submitted, including my “Burning Bush,” left.

But even more thrilling, Schillo selected “Burning Bush” for an Award of Merit! In discussing the photo at the show’s opening, she commented on its sense of mystery and asked about the glowing red “heart” of the bush. That glow came from my trusty Proto Machine LED8, a full-spectrum, super-duper flashlight that I shined for about 20 seconds on the bottom of the shadow during the three minute exposure.

Coincidentally, “Burning Bush” was also recently included in a show at Black Box Gallery in Portland, Oregon. The show has ended, but you can page through (or even buy!) a book of the images from Blurb.