Club Competition This Wednesday, October 4th, 7:30 pm

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Our next competition of the season is this Wednesday, October 4, 2017.

The assigned subject for October is Edge of Light.

Print submissions are accepted until 7:15 pm the evening of the competition. The meeting will begin promptly at 7:30pm.

Our judges for this competition are:


Jeremy has been involved in photography from the “wet” days, making his first print when he was thirteen.

He was a Partner at Shafer Studios in Schenectady, NY performing a broad range of services including general coverage and portraiture for Union College and Russell Sage College, as well as general studio work.

He later moved to NYC and photographed for the William Doyle Gallery.

His photographs have been published in the New York Times (sports) and in publications relating to the antiques trade including The Magazine ANTIQUES.
He is a past President and was Chair of Judging at the Norwalk Camera Club.

He has won awards for his work in national and international competitions. He and his wife have created Frostedworks, a design and photography enterprise,
In Southport CT.



I began taking photographs when I was about 15 years old, living on the Big Island in Hawaii. Everything was Black and White back then and we shot a lot of film (about a roll a day). My Maternal family is rooted in Greenwich, CT where my grandfather Charles P Mason was an integral community member, acting on every community board, volunteering with the fire and police and helping to secure the town beach through his network of social connections.

I moved to Greenwich CT at age 17 and studied with Ron Lake at the GHS who helped me to build a strong portfolio which solidified my acceptance into CalArts in 1992. I studied photography and worked on a lot of cross departmental projects at CalArts including a project called Uncommon Sense with Mel Chin where we placed content specific artworks onto the set of the TV show Melrose Place. My beginnings in photography were film based and I’ve worked with many formats of film and print media. From 4×5 polaroid transfers to hand printing wall sized color photographs from the first digitally produced 4K negatives back in 1996. I now shoot digital and I miss film but photographers are progressive at our core and so we must look always to the horizon, not to our feet.

I am interested in the evolving provisional nature of a community’s public face–the signage of its history. This history may be in the form of centuries of past generations or it may be from a rapidly developing community that has had to adapt to population increases and turnovers in a short period of time. The word palimpsest (Latin: to scrape away) is generally used to describe the kind of layers seen in old stone tablets or parchment papers that have been written on and erased over a period of time. But the Palimpsest also exists in the surface of buildings, social spaces, and is part of everyday experience.

The subjects of my work are not found in history books, or seen on the 6 o’clock news. They are the transitions in culture made by everyday people who enact small changes that, while unnoticed by many, are significant nonetheless. The Geometry of the homes in barracks-like communities such as Levittown and a recent project of my own in Mianus Village, a small street in Cos Cob, Connecticut, emphasize a homeowner’s need for individuality. The formal geometric appearance, not just the detailed decisions, are what seem to be important in this community. Presenting works that expose that system of geometry is the focus of my current and upcoming works.

My works are not a collage, nor are they simple stacks of ethereal imagery pressed together in a ghost-like form. These new pieces show an understanding of the selected subject in an elegant way that weaves together concepts of longing, serenity, history, and my own place within the system of computer-generated imagery.



Barbara Nelson has photographed throughout the world capturing ordinary people as they move through their day. She produces workshops and seminars for the visual arts both locally and internationally where the locations resonate the life and culture of the region and without large scale tourism. A graduate of Northwestern University, School of Radio and Television and Journalism, her interest in documentary film led her into photography. Her photography background is journalistic and documentary, capturing the essence and energy of people and places (urban and rural). She works in natural environments as well as different lighting conditions – hectic, busy times and in quieter spaces.

A New York based photographer, her work has been published and on exhibit in galleries and university art centers in New York City, across the country, and also in private collections. Her style and skills are used by clients in diverse situations including corporate events, weddings, sports and games, theatre, editorial projects and portraits. She has traveled widely and is comfortable with all cultures. BARBARA NELSON PRODUCTIONS. Barbara’s productions include customized workshops and seminars for visual artists and professional associations. A background in radio and television and magazine publishing plus extensive international travel to explore many diverse cultures, helps to identify unique places for workshop locations. Each workshop is small group (10 – 12 people) and designed for maximum learning experience in a stimulating environment. See the workshop page for current listings.


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