Raika Caste Camel Herders
North Creek Elise and Woody Widlund are bringing a new look to their photographic images on exhibit at Tannery Pond Community Center in North Creek from July 28 through Aug. 29. Years of travel have given the Widlunds a window on indigenous peoples from many parts of the world, while the Adirondacks offer favorite image opportunities daily.
Both will be represented on canvas, a new medium for their photographic images. A reception to meet the photographers will coincide with the Third Thursday Art Walk on Aug. 16 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Refreshments will be available as well as images on canvas, photo note cards and matted prints for immediate purchase.
For Elise Widlund, being in the right place at the right time with the right light and taking the usual to the unexpected is the challenge. Color photography is all about the light. Colors are not inherent in objects but change with the ever changing light. The advent of digital photography has opened new horizons of control in photographing, printing and opportunities for play.
Long before Woody Widlund had heard of “street photography,” he learned the names and saw the works of photographers Henri Cartier-Bresson (“The Decisive Moment”), Margaret Bourke-White, Walker Evans, Elliott Erwin and Eudora Welty in the eagerly awaited weekly delivery of “Life” magazine.
Both Widlunds harbor a healthy dose of curiosity and the enjoyment of adventure travel. These characteristics have led them to unusual opportunities to photograph in many countries including: India, Iceland, Holland, China, Laos, Vietnam, Myanmar (formerly Burma), Ecuador, Jordan, Turkey and the Central Asia countries of Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan and the United States.
The Widlund Gallery in Tannery Pond Community Center is located at 228 Main St. in North Creek and is open from Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Saturday/Sunday when the "Open" flag is out. For gallery information, call 251-2421 or visit the website at www.tpcca.org.