Photographs copyright of Hal Myers
Hal Myers, a member of the Photograhers Exchange, will be having a solo photographic exhibit, titled 22˚ Below, at the Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine, California opening August 7th through September 26th, 2009. The artist reception is Friday, August 7th, from 5 to 7 PM.
Hal Robert Myers has been creating photographic art since 2004, when a trip to returned epic landscape imagery that hangs in several corporate collections. His passion for global travel, especially to destinations off the beaten path, combined with an ability to see between the cracks of a cultural norm or common perception, has led to an increasingly humanistic, sometimes daring approach to artistic expression that explores the raw undercurrent of daily existence.
With 22° Below, subtitled A photographic journey through the raw undercurrent of the 22nd parallel, Myers seeks to dispel the modern clichés of Mexico and the Caribbean, instead focusing on the true nature of a tropical region whose image is typically shaped by either travel brochures or a patronizing view of its relatively poor economic conditions.
by Douglas Stockdale