May 4 – June 3, 2017
Fine photographic prints
For years, R.P. “Dick” Washburne has followed his passion, travelling the world practicing the art of photography and working to perfect his craft. He has studied with some of the best photographers in the world and learned well, as evidenced in this new exhibition. Since his first exhibition at Sun to Moon Gallery in 2009, he has covered a lot of territory and subject matter. Sun to Moon Gallery is proud to present a diverse selection of finely crafted photographic prints by Washburne, including classic prints and prints being shown for the first time. Ansel Adams famously wrote, “The negative is comparable to the composer’s score and the print to its performance. Each performance differs in subtle ways.” Washburne takes this concept to heart, carefully crafting his colorful prints to make each “sing” in its own glorious way.
Opening Reception with R.P. Washburne
Saturday, May 6, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Complimentary- Open to the public
PREVIOUS EXHIBITIONS AT SUN TO MOON GALLERY...
ALAN ROSS: Art of the Gelatin Silver Print
March 23 - April 29, 2017
Fine photographic prints from an Ansel Adams’ protégé
Alan Ross has earned an international reputation as a specialist in the art of black-and-white photography – as an artist, educator and master printer. He was Ansel Adams’ Photographic Assistant in Carmel from 1974 to 1979, and integrally involved with Adams’ books, teaching in Yosemite, and production of fine prints. Ross’s tonally exquisite black-and-white photograph prints, painstakingly hand-crafted in the darkroom, are prized by collectors and hang in collections throughout the world. Ross is the exclusive printer of Ansel Adams’ Yosemite Special Edition Prints, an assignment Adams personally selected him for. He makes each print by hand from Adams’ original negatives using traditional darkroom techniques.
“Alan Ross: Art of the Gelatin Silver Print” highlights forty-five years of photographing around the world and features a variety of images; landscapes, oak trees at the LBJ Ranch in Stonewall, Texas, still lifes, architecturals, a stunning nude, and more. The exhibition also includes a selection of engaging portraits and candids of the legendary photographer Ansel Adams that Ross took during his tenure with him.
Kindred Spirits: The photography of Dan Burkholder & Jill Skupin Burkholder
February 23 - March 18, 2017
It is rare to find husband-wife teams performing and creating individually at the highest levels of photography, but Sun to Moon Gallery is blessed with three such couples; Anne Larsen & John Sexton, Annette Bottaro-Walklet & Keith S. Walklet, and Jill Skupin Burkholder & Dan Burkholder. The gallery is pleased to highlight the artistry of one of these couples with the exhibition, “Kindred Spirits: The Photography of Dan Burkholder & Jill Skupin Burkholder.” Both artists are introducing new prints and will be present to talk about their works at an Artists Reception at Sun to Moon Gallery on Saturday, March 4th from 5-8 p.m.
Dan Burkholder on his new Cuba work: "An artist's responsibility is to find - or create - the atypical in any environment. During my three recent trips to Cuba, I strived to discover the unique design, the inimitable subject matter, or the photographic approach that would separate my images from the commonplace."
Jill Skupin Burkholder talks about her new work from the Great Trinity Forest in Dallas: "My new prints from the Great Trinity Forest unveil the diverse creatures living within the natural, native areas of Dallas. These images of Texas wildlife, captured with a motion-sensitive trail camera, are creatively transformed into encaustic works of art utilizing beeswax and resin to highlight the ethereal landscape within the borders of the urban forest."
Abstracts & Architecture
Finely crafted photographic prints by eight photographers
January 12 - February 18, 2017
We are pleased to present this new exhibition featuring abstract and architectural fine prints by EIGHT PHOTOGRAPHERS, with a variety of print styles represented. For nature lovers we will have a selection of classic nature and landscape prints on display in the rear gallery, too.
15th Anniversary Celebration!
40+ finely crafted photographic prints by twelve photographers
November 17 - January 7, 2017
It has been 15 years! To celebrate and kick off the holiday season, we have assembled a selection of some of our favorite prints by Annette Bottaro-Walklet, Dan Burkholder, Jeffrey Conley, Charles Cramer, Anne Larsen, Scot Miller, Alan Ross, John Sexton, Alison Shaw, Jill Skupin Burkholder, Keith S. Walklet and R.P. Washburne. From black-and-white, to bromoil, to platinum/palladium over gold leaf, to large format color prints; this exhibition features a wide range of photographic styles and artistic interpretations.
Photo books signed by the photographers from $30
Note Cards make great gifts and stocking stuffers.
Fine prints of images from across the pond, as seen
through the lenses of seven photographers.
Dan Burkholder, Scot Miller, Alan Ross, Alison Shaw,
Jill Skupin Burkholder, Keith S. Walklet and R.P. Washburne
October 13 – November 12, 2016
New prints from Ireland, Italy, France & more!
Many of the photographers represented by Sun to Moon Gallery are drawn, or “called,” time and time again, to the beauty and character of the European continent. We have assembled a selection of thirty fine prints by seven photographers, featuring images created in Ireland, Italy, France, Scotland, Spain, the Czech Republic, the Netherlands and more. From engaging Platinum/Palladium over 24k Gold Leaf Prints by Dan Burkholder, to richly colored & detailed Archival Pigment Prints by Scot Miller, Alison Shaw, Keith S. Walklet & R.P. Washburne, to luminous Gelatin Silver Photographic prints by Ansel Adams protégé Alan Ross, to classic Bromoil prints hand-crafted with brushes and inks by Jill Skupin Burkholder; the wide range of subject matter, artistic expression and exquisite prints will excite the senses.
NATIONAL PARK SERVICE @ 100
A Photographic Celebration
12 photographers. 20 parks. 30 fine prints.
September 8 – October 8, 2016
The twelve photographers represented by Sun to Moon Gallery work with a variety of genres and subjects, but nature and wild spaces are unquestionably at the top of the list. To celebrate the Centennial of the National Park Service, the gallery assembled a collection of 30 fine prints featuring 20 park units in the national park system. Prints by each of the twelve photographers are included, including Alan Ross and John Sexton, the great Ansel Adams’ (arguably the most famous photographer ever of our national parks) last two photographic assistants, working with Adams collectively from 1976 until his death in 1984. In addition to gelatin silver prints by Ross and Sexton, large-format color prints by Scot Miller, the current Artist-in-Park for the Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park in Stonewall, TX, Charles Cramer, a two-time Artist-in-Park at Yosemite National Park, and Alison Shaw, who served a beach shack artist-in-residency at Cape Cod National Seashore, will be on display and for sale, as well as prints by Annette Bottaro-Walklet, Dan Burkholder, Jeffrey Conley, Anne Larsen, Jill Skupin Burkholder, Keith S. Walklet and R.P. Washburne.
According to Gallery Director Marilyn Miller, “We are fortunate to represent some of the best landscape photographers in the world and look forward to showing their artistry in celebration of the National Park Service Centennial. While exhibition visitors will see some iconic images of parks, many of the images highlight the unique, artistic eyes that the photographers have become so well known for. Well-known parks such as Yosemite National Park and Yellowstone National Park will be represented as well as lesser-known parks, such as Buffalo National River and Golden Gate National Recreation Area. We are also excited to feature an image by Scot Miller from the new Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument. He has been working in northern Maine for over a decade in support of the new park.”
Among the areas featured are Acadia National Park (Maine), Bryce Canyon National Park (Utah), Buffalo National River (Arkansas), Cape Cod National Seashore (Massachusetts), Golden Gate National Recreation Area (California), Grand Teton National Park (Wyoming), Great Smoky Mountains National Park (North Carolina, Tennessee), Kings Canyon National Park (California), Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park (Texas), Yellowstone National Park (Wyoming), Yosemite National Park (California), and Zion National Park (Utah).
Thank you, Competitive Cameras, for sponsoring
& helping make this exhibition possible.
Artists & Artisans of the Dallas Design District
Introducing seven new Limited Edition Prints by Scot Miller
July 14 – August 20, 2016
At Sun to Moon Gallery, we love our neighborhood’s eclectic mix with many people in the arts. Photographer Scot Miller recently spent time in the studios of five artists and artisans in the Dallas Design District, artistically interpreting them with his camera. Artists & Artisans of the Dallas Design District builds upon the “Dallas” focus of the summer exhibitions at Sun to Moon Gallery and is showing concurrently with The Dallas Portfolio group exhibition through August 20.
Sun to Moon Gallery and photographer Scot Miller are introducing seven bold & beautiful limited edition prints (editions of 25) from his artist studio series.
Scot and the five artists who are the subjects of the photographs will be at the Opening Artists Reception on Saturday, July 16, from 5-8:
Artist’s Statement – I sought to capture the essence of the artists and their creative processes. The resulting work is much different from the nature/landscape work that I am best known for. I used narrow depth of field, subtle movement of the camera while exposing, and long exposures capturing movements over time, techniques rarely used in most of my work. Each artist is different, with their own working style, so no cookie cutter approach would work. In the end, you see the artists at work, but not presented in typical portrait form. By design, there is a certain mysteriousness to the images. - Scot Miller
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ALISON SHAW: A Colorful Palette
MAY 12 –JUNE 11, 2016
Finely Crafted Photographic Prints
VIEW the Alison Shaw Fine Prints
Off the south coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, lies Martha’s Vineyard, where award-winning photographer Alison Shaw has lived and worked since 1975. The island has provided the inspiration and subject matter for much of her photography. In recent years she has been fascinated by abstracting the scenes before her, using her camera to literally paint with light, with movement of the camera creating gorgeous, evocative swaths of color.
This new exhibition at Sun to Moon Gallery celebrates the cycle of Alison’s creative work, featuring crisp, clear, saturated images, tranquil, ethereal seascapes, and variations thereof. From boldly graphic abstracts to mystical seascapes to fascinating boat detail studies to her artist’s studios series – Alison’s colorful, contemporary and organic prints are visually stunning, beautiful to behold, and unique relative to the other photographers’ print styles at Sun to Moon Gallery.
Friendly to collectors and non-collectors alike, Alison’s vibrant prints hang easily in contemporary spaces. Nineteen books featuring her photography have been published and thousands of her original fine art prints are in public and private collections.
Art of the Tree: CHARLES CRAMER
FEBRUARY 18 – MARCH 26, 2016
Big trees, small trees, lone trees, groves of trees, west coast trees, east coast trees, Southwest trees, Caddo Lake trees; this exhibition celebrates trees, a subject that Charles Cramer is known for far and wide. A master photographer and printer, Cramer studied with the great Ansel Adams... and learned well. Making fine prints has been his obsession for forty years. Only when you see his prints in person, and experience their brilliance and sharpness, do you fully appreciate them.
Charles Cramer is widely recognized as one of the top landscape photographers in the world today. It’s one thing to take great photographs and another to translate great photographs into luminous prints that “sing.” He excels in both! Almost two-dozen stunning large-format color prints will be on display during this exhibition. Sun to Moon Gallery invites you to celebrate the art of the tree, Charles Cramer-style!
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EMERSON, MUIR, THOREAU: A Photographic Trilogy of American Wildness
Fine photographic prints from the new
Collector's Edition book by SCOT MILLER
OCTOBER 15 – NOVEMBER 14, 2015
Proudly presenting Fine Prints
from the new Collector's Edition
book by Scot Miller
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for "Emerson, Muir, Thoreau:
A Photographic Trilogy of
American Wildness" by Scot Miller
Scot's new book by Levenger Press is the first book to visually connect the philosophies of Ralph Waldo Emerson, John Muir, and Henry David Thoreau. It pairs sixty-nine stunning photographs of America in the wild, from Maine to the Ozarks to California and points in between, with passages from Emerson's "Nature," Thoreau's "Walking," and Muir's "The American Forests."
Texas is well represented in the book, with images from the Texas Hill County, the Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park (LBJ Ranch - where Scot is Artist-in-Park) and Caddo Lake. There is also an image from the Great Trinity Forest in Dallas, a fact that Scot is proud of.
From October 15 - November 14, 2015, Sun to Moon Gallery is presenting large-format, limited edition color prints of twenty images from the book. There are many first-time prints in this colorful exhibition.
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Vida Cubana by R. P. Washburne
Fine photographic prints of Cuban life.
JULY 16 – AUGUST 22, 2015
"I spent countless hours roaming the streets, hoping to find locations that were stories in themselves. Of course, I didn't have to look far, as everywhere you turn in Cuba there's another gold mine for the eyes. Not just the old American cars from the 50's and before, but everything else which became frozen in time during the revolution, contributed to a sense of having traveled backward in time."
- R.P. Washburne
R.P. "Dick" Washburne traveled to Cuba three times; two month-long trips in 2000 and a two-week trip in 2011. He spent countless hours roaming the streets, seeking locations and scenes that were stories in themselves. With this exhibition, we present some of those stories, showing a fascinating look into a Cuba before the inevitable changes occur.
ARTIST RECEPTION – Saturday, July 18 from 5 - 8 p.m.
Thank you, Competitive Cameras, for sponsoring
& helping make this exhibition possible.
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TEXAS: Terlingua to Uncertain
Fine photographic prints by Charles Cramer, Dan Burkholder,
Scot Miller, Alan Ross, Jill Skupin Burkholder & R.P. Washburne
May 14 – June 20, 2015
VIEW THE TEXAS
Texas is a big state and there’s a lot to see! From Terlingua in Big Bend country, to the Texas Hill Country and the LBJ Ranch, to Uncertain, Texas on Caddo Lake, and back to Dallas and Sun to Moon Gallery on Levee Street in the Design District; this exhibition features a range of imagery, photographic styles and artistic interpretations. Gallery visitors will experience stunning black-and-white, bromoil, platinum/palladium over gold leaf, and large format color prints in this exhibition, all showcasing the state of Texas.
Photographs by Scot Miller
April 2 – May 9, 2015
VIEW THE WALDEN FINE PRINTS
In celebration of a new edition of
"Walden: 150th Anniversary Illustrated Edition"
with its new introduction by recording artist Don Henley, founder of the Walden Woods Project, and the original foreword by two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner E.O. Wilson, Sun to Moon Gallery presents “Walden Illuminated” by Scot Miller. The book showcases eighty-nine of his stunning color photographs capturing Walden as vividly as Henry David Thoreau's words. “Walden Illuminated” features fine prints from the book and several new Walden Pond prints by Scot. Partial proceeds benefit the Walden Woods Project.
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FEBRUARY 26 – MARCH 28, 2015
One definition of gem is “something prized for its beauty, excellence and value, especially if small and perfect of its kind,” and Dan Burkholder’s elegant prints are just that. His prints may be small in size, but they make big impressions and may be enjoyed equally in the hand or on the wall. The "Dan Burkholder: Photographic Gems" exhibition at Sun to Moon Gallery features platinum prints, platinum/palladium over 24k gold leaf on vellum prints, pigmented ink prints, and Dan’s newest creation, archival inkjet on varnished vellum with gesso backing prints. His fine prints are valued by collectors worldwide and Sun to Moon Gallery is pleased to present them in Dallas.
Saturday, February 28, 5-8 p.m.
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INSIGHT with Keith S. Walklet
An exhibition of finely crafted photographic prints
OCTOBER 11 – NOVEMBER 15, 2014
Photographer/author Keith S. Walklet is well known for his fine photographic prints of grand landscapes, especially of the American West and his former home, Yosemite National Park, but in the last few years he has expanded his photographic palette in new ways.
According to Keith, “Lately, I’ve been exploring the elasticity of light: compressing it, stretching it, looking at layers of light, all in search of the poetry that resides within the fractions of time. By toying with time, I’ve expanded my visual pallet beyond simple, literal interpretations of a scene, to impressions of a moment. Longer exposures, where either the camera or subject are moving, have the feeling of paintings with bold brush strokes. Shorter exposures reveal layer upon layer of information. But, they all share a sense of wonder at the magic that is going on around us at all times.”
Walklet’s “Insight” exhibition at Sun to Moon Gallery will feature prints reflecting his recent work with abstract imagery plus the stunning landscapes that he has long been known for. Each print is made by Mr. Walklet, printed to archival standards, numbered and signed.
ARTIST'S RECEPTION with Keith S. Walklet
Saturday, October 18, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
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Caddo Lake Exposed: SIX PERSPECTIVES
An exhibition of 33 finely crafted photographic prints,
benefiting Caddo Lake Institute
Featuring fine photographic prints by Dan Burkholder, Charles Cramer,
Scot Miller, Alan Ross, Jill Skupin Burkholder & R.P. Washburne
SEPTEMBER 4 – OCTOBER 11, 2014
Attention collectors - A first for Sun to Moon Gallery...
Every print hanging in this exhibiiton is the #1 print.
An extraordinary number of people have a deep affection for Caddo Lake, on the Texas/Louisiana border. It is truly unique. No other body of water in Texas remotely resembles it. It is the only naturally formed large lake in Texas and supports the largest flooded cypress forest anywhere. It is visually stunning, with Spanish moss-draped trees and an abundance of wildlife (including rare birds & alligators!). Caddo Lake’s wetlands are recognized as “Wetlands of International Importance" under the Ramsar Convention, an international treaty created in 1971. For over two years, six renowned photographers turned their lenses on the lake, resulting in this exhibition of 33 diverse and engaging fine photographic prints.
It is important to protect and preserve Caddo Lake, now and for future generations. Caddo Lake Institute (CLI) is helping to do just that.
Partial proceeds from “Caddo Lake Exposed” print sales benefit Caddo Lake Institute, a non-profit scientific and educational organization founded in 1992 by recording artist-conservationist Don Henley, who grew up in the region. Caddo Lake Institute’s mission is to protect the ecological, cultural and economic integrity of Caddo Lake, and its associated wetlands and watershed. CLI works with local communities, schools, non-governmental organizations & government agencies to protect the unique treasure that is Caddo Lake. Your fine print purchases help the cause!
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View the portfolio of 33 images by Scot Miller of the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge in Dallas, TX - Designed by Santiago Calatrava. All images were shot with medium-format film and are available in a variety of print sizes, including wall mural size. Call Sun to Moon Gallery at 214.745.1199 for additional details.
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Jeffrey Conley: Balanced Simplicity
February 20 –
March 29, 2014
Jeffrey Conley's photographs strive for a balanced simplicity that evokes his sense of wonder and reverence for the natural world; from urban landscapes and the found still life, to studies of pristine wilderness. The scale and tonal range of his darkroom-crafted Gelatin Silver Prints varies from small and subtle to large and dramatic and he limits most prints to 40. Each print is a distinctly original creation.
Now residing in the Willamette Valley of Oregon, Conley's efforts center on his creative photography. His work has been widely exhibited and is collected by private collectors and museums worldwide. His gorgeous monograph, Winter, was published by Nazraeli Press and we have signed copies for sale. Join us and talk to Jeffrey Conley about his fine prints at the reception on Saturday, February 22 from 5-8 p.m.
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October 17 – November 30, 2013
An exhibition of fine color prints
from the new book,
The Maine Woods: A Photographic Journey Through an American Wilderness,
Scot’s two previous illustrated Thoreau books, Walden and Cape Cod.
From the award-winning photographer who brought to life Henry David Thoreau’s Walden and John Muir’s My First Summer in the Sierra comes a new book, his fifth, combining classic literature with stunning new photography. The new Collector’s Edition book by Levenger Press, Thoreau, The Maine Woods: A Photographic Journey Through an American Wilderness, marries the photographs of Dallas-based Scot Miller with the words of Henry David Thoreau as he recounts three excursions to the Maine Woods, from 1846 to 1857. Scot spent more than seven years, in all seasons, photographing northern Maine, from Bangor in the south to Fort Kent on the Canadian border, focusing on the places Thoreau either explored or wrote about in his 1864 book. The result is a new, exquisitely reproduced illustrated Collector’s Edition, replete with 88 full-color photographs and containing Thoreau’s full text.
A Photographic Adventure in Thoreau’s Maine Woods by Scot Miller, features large-format fine color prints from the new book plus “favorite” prints from Scot’s two previous illustrated Thoreau books, Walden and Cape Cod. Additionally, for the first time since their “Camera to Canvas II” collaborative exhibition in 2006, brothers Scot and JD Miller collaborate again. JD, represented locally by Samuel Lynne Galleries, created a large, one-of-a-kind 3-D oil painting of his interpretation of Scot’s “Color Burst, Maine Woods,” a Collector’s Limited Edition Archival Pigment Print Scot produced to help raise funds for his efforts on behalf of the creation of a new national park in the Maine Woods. The stunning photograph is featured on the cover of the new book. JD’s oil painting is on display at Sun to Moon Gallery throughout the exhibition, and offered for sale at $28,500, with partial proceeds benefitting Scot's national park efforts.
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and John Sexton:
Light and Form
September 5 –
October 12, 2013
Sun to Moon Gallery welcomes renowned photographer, master printmaker and educator John Sexton back to Dallas for his first fine print exhibition since 1990. For only the second time, his exquisite gelatin silver prints are showing along side those of his wife, Anne Larsen, whose intimate still life images and delicate photographs of the natural environment share a common luminosity and elegance. 35 luminous gelatin silver prints willl be on display and for sale. It is rare to see this many John Sexton prints in one place. Don't miss out on this opportunity!
Sexton, who worked as photographic assistant and consultant for Ansel Adams from 1979 to 1984, is best known for his luminous, quiet, black-and-white images of nature and is author of four award-winning photographic books. Legendary photographer Ruth Bernhard once said: “Anne Larsen has the ability to transform the commonplace into the unforgettable. Her beautiful photographs are made from the heart.”
“Magnificent. Sexton is on his way to surpassing his mentors: Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, and Wynn Bullock. Sexton’s work glows — almost as if he had placed a light within his subject.”
. . . . – The Washington Post
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About the Photographer – John Sexton
“John Sexton’s images portray idyllic landscapes in moments of rare beauty – seductive, mysterious, and vaguely familiar. Time slows down, movement ceases, the world becomes quiet, and if we are patient, the subtle whisperings of the land may be heard.”
. . . . – Michael Kenna, photographer
John Sexton is internationally respected as a photographer, master print maker, workshop instructor, and lecturer. He is best known for his luminous, quiet, black-and-white images of the natural environment and is author of four award-winning photographic books; Quiet Light, Listen to the Trees, Places of Power and, most recently, Recollections.
Sexton worked as both Technical and Photographic Assistant, and then Technical Consultant, to Ansel Adams from 1979 to 1984. He assisted Adams in both the darkroom and the field and conducted all of the technical testing on the revised editions of Adams’ books The Negative and The Print. Following the death of Mr. Adams, Sexton served as Photographic Special Projects Consultant to the Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust.
Sexton’s photographs are included in permanent collections, exhibitions, and publications throughout the world. His work has been featured on CBS Sunday Morning and other shows. In addition, he has received many honors and awards during his photographic career, including an Honorary Master of Science degree from Brooks Institute of Photography, along with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the North American Nature Photography Association. Bank of America, General Motors, and Eastman Kodak Company have used his photographs in national advertising campaigns and his photographs have been featured in numerous periodicals including Time, Life, American Photo and Outdoor Photographer.
About the Photographer – Anne Larsen
"Anne Larsen has the ability to transform the commonplace into the unforgettable. Her beautiful photographs are made from the heart."
. . . – Ruth Bernhard, photographer
Anne Larsen worked as a successful photographer for one of the largest commercial studios in Copenhagen, Denmark. In 1994 she moved to the United States to pursue a career in fine art photography.
Larsen’s intimate still life images and delicate photographs of the natural environment, all made with a 4 x 5" view camera or medium format camera, share a common luminosity and elegance. Her handmade silver gelatin prints are distinguished by their impeccable execution and tonal subtlety. Larsen has assisted and taught on photography workshops instructed by James Baker, Morley Baer, Ruth Bernhard, Charles Cramer, Philip Hyde, Ray McSavaney, and John Sexton.
Larsen’s fine prints are in numerous private and public collections in North America and Europe.
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John Muir's Sierra
by Scot Miller
APRIL 28 – JUNE 11
Sun to Moon Gallery is proud to present an exhibition of fine art
color photographic prints
by Scot Miller, showcasing images from the new book My First Summer in the Sierra: 100thAnniversary Illustrated Edition, published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Boston. The foreword is by Dayton Duncan and Kens Burns, the award-winning filmmakers who collaborated on the PBS documentary “The National Parks: America’s Best Idea.” The book, an American classic, features John Muir’s complete text from 1911 and is illustrated with seventy-two of Miller’s stunning photographs, taken over a 12-year period, showcasing the dramatic landscape of the High Sierra. Twenty-five images of Yosemite and the Sierra Nevada have been selected for this exhibition. Partial proceeds benefit Yosemite Conservancy.
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My First Summer in the Sierra: 100th Anniversary Illustrated Edition
We have signed copies of the new book in stock & for sale.
Video interview: Dallas photographer Scot Miller,
on photo-illustrating the writings of John Muir
Pegasus News, April 29, 2011
About Scot Miller
Scot Miller is a professional photographer whose work has appeared in numerous publications and books, including Walden: The 150th Anniversary Illustrated Edition of the American Classic, Cape Cod: Illustrated Edition of the American Classic, and First Light: Five Photographers Explore Yosemite’s Wilderness. He is currently Artist-in-Park at the Lyndon B. Johnson Historical Park (LBJ Ranch) and is working on a Maine Woods book. His fine art prints are included in many collections. Miller lives in Dallas, Texas, with his wife, Marilyn, where they own and operate Sun to Moon Gallery, a fine art photography gallery.
About John Muir
JOHN MUIR (1838-1914) was a naturalist, environmental activist, and author of over a dozen books on nature and conservation. He founded the Sierra Club and is considered the father of the national parks.
About the Book
From the photographer who brought Thoreau’s Walden and Cape Cod to life comes a new work combining classic literature with brand-new photography. This time, Scot Miller takes on the seminal work of John Muir, My First Summer in the Sierra. The book details Muir’s first extended trip to the Sierra Nevada in what is now Yosemite National Park, a landscape that entranced him immediately and had a profound effect on his life. The towering waterfalls, natural rock formations, and abundant plant and animal life helped Muir develop his views of the natural world, views that would eventually lead him to push for the creation of the national parks.
Timed to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the book’s original publication by Houghton Mifflin Company, My First Summer in the Sierra is illustrated with Miller’s stunning photographs, showcasing the dramatic landscape of the High Sierra plus John Muir’s illustrations from the original edition and several previously unpublished illustrations from his 1911 manuscript.
The foreword is by Dayton Duncan and Kens Burns, the award-winning filmmakers who collaborated on the PBS documentary “The National Parks: America’s Best Idea.”
The book is published in collaboration with Yosemite Conservancy and, for each copy sold, Scot Miller is making a donation to Yosemite Conservancy.
About Yosemite Conservancy (www.YosemiteConservancy.org)
Yosemite Conservancy is the only philanthropic organization dedicated exclusively to the protection and preservation of Yosemite National Park and enhancement of the visitor experience. The Conservancy works to restore trails, protect wildlife through scientific research and habitat restoration, and offers outdoor programs that provide visitors with unique ways to connect with the park. It has funded over 300 projects through $60 million in grants in areas including trail and habitat restoration, wildlife protection, education, volunteering, and the production of award-winning books and DVDs. Partial proceeds from Scot's "John Muir's Sierra" print sales benefit Yosemite Conservancy.
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