Small Works

November 30, 2017

"Illuminated Queen Anne's Lace 3" by Eric Rennie

This photograph is part of a series taken this summer of flowers photographed close-up in a darkened room using a single beam of high-intensity light for illumination.  Viewed close-up, even the most common wildflower, like this Queen Anne's Lace found growing by the side of the road, is revealed in its intricate beauty.  This image has been accepted in the 13th Annual Small Workshow at the 440 Gallery in Park Slope, Brooklyn.  The exhibit runs from December 7, 2017 through January 7, 2018.  The juror is artist Angel Bellaran.


Lace Curtain Window on the World

November 14, 2017

"Scrollwork 2" by Eric Rennie

Light and shadow are the bread-and-butter of every fine arts photographer.  I have found that lace-curtain windows are particularly fruitful in this regard.  This particular specimen may be found in the Church of the Holy Trinity in Middletown, CT, which I attend regularly.  I have photographed this window a number of times and have previously exhibited the results at least once before.  This particular image has been accepted in a juried competition at the Midwest Center for Photography's tenth annual Ten X Ten small-works exhibition in Wichita, KS.  All works in the show are 10" x 10" and sell for $100.  The show runs from November 24, 2017 until December 31, 2017.


Nature's Way

October 31, 2017

"Mattabesset River in Early Fall" by Eric Rennie

This photograph has been accepted in a juried competition called "Nature's Way" at the Lightbox Photographic Gallery in Astoria, OR.  The show runs from November 11, 2017 to December 5, 2017.  The juror is photographer Jody Miller.  The gallery is a new venue for me.  I was attracted by the show's full titlle: "Nature's Way (a search for beauty) -- a signal that beautiful artwork was acceptable, which is not always the case in today's art world. I submitted five of my most gorgeous nature photographs, and this one was selected.   


Flower Power

October 09, 2017

"Illuminated Tiger Lilly 2" and "Illuminated Hydrangea" by Eric Rennie

Two of my images have been selected for a juried competition called "The Garden Variety” at the First Light Gallery in Louisville, KY.  The show, which opened October 6, 2017, is part of the Louisville Photo Biennial and is a benefit for the Waterfront Botanical Gardens there.  The two images, “Illuminated Hydrangea” and “Illuminated Tiger Lilly 2,” are part of a series taken this summer of flowers photographed close-up in a darkened room using a single beam of high-intensity light for illumination.


Topographies

September 28, 2017

"Nooks Hill Road Farm Stand" by Eric Rennie

This photograph is one of 25 images appearing in an exhibition called "Topographies" at the Midwest Center for Photography in Wichita, KS. The show runs from September 29, 2017 to October 13, 2017. Years ago I set myself the task of photographing whatever I could find within walking distance of my house in a small New England river town. As it happens, I live within walking distance of farms, fields, factories, an old rail line, a tidal marsh, a state park overlooking the Connecticut River, a Catholic seminary whose grounds were designed by Frederick Law Olmstead's landscape architectural firm and a large nursery behind my house that grows trees and shrubs. I have photographed all of them at one time or another, although I confess I haven't always walked to my destination. My photo equipment is bulky, and my knees are a bit gimpy these days.