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Artist Talk With Gil Kofman at dnj Gallery

Posted in Photo Galleries, Photograph Exhibits, Photographers, Photography by Jim McKinniss on March 25, 2012

Photo copyright by Gil Kofman


Photo copyright by Gil Kofman

dnj Gallery is pleased to announce its upcoming exhibition, “Passages – Case Studies in Euclidean Seduction.” by Gil Kofman.

In “Passages – Case Studies in Euclidean Seduction,” Kofman investigates a new way he has been looking at the geometry of ordinary hallways, or passages. He states, “I discovered the hallways in this exhibit quite by chance. I was simply trying to get from one place to the next, and these so-called passages comprised part of the material space I was forced to physically traverse and mentally discard.” Mindful of the rigid organization imposed by conventional perspective, he examines the common objects in the hallways – chairs, clocks, doors, knobs and garbage cans– as independent forms free from the constraints of vanishing points, horizon lines and orthogonals. As the eye rushes down the length of the passage, these objects serve as the focal point of an exploration.

Kofman was born in Nigeria and raised in Kenya, Israel and New York. He attended the NYU Graduate Film School after studying physics at Cornell. He also holds an MFA in playwriting from the Yale School of Drama. Kofman has also written, produced, directed and edited a variety of fiction, plays, documentaries and other films. He is currently busy working on two separate film projects. He has exhibited his work in New York and has previously sold his photographs through a gallery in Rome. His work is in private collections in New York and Los Angeles and has appeared in the New York Times and other publications. This is Kofman’s first show at dnj Gallery.

The artist talk is Saturday, March 31st, 2012 at 1:00pm


 dnj gallery 2525 Michigan Avenue, Suite J1, Santa Monica, California 90404

Contact: 310.315.3551 or

By Jim McKinniss

Frank Gohlke’s Mount St. Helens at Gallery Luisotti

Posted in Uncategorized by Jim McKinniss on March 21, 2012

Photo copyright by Frank Gohlke

Gallery Luisotti would like to remind everyone that Frank Gohlke’s Mount St. Helens exhibition is now on view. On May 18, 1980, Mount St. Helens erupted with the force equivalent to 1600 times the energy released by the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima. In 1981, Gohlke made his first trip to Mount St. Helens to document the aftermath of the eruption. It would be a visit that would eventually lead to four more returns in the next nine years.

Please join us for the artist’s reception on Saturday, March 24th from 6:00 to 8:00pm.

Gallery Luisotti is located at:

Bergamot Station
2525 Michigan Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90404
For further information please visit our website or call the gallery at (310) 453-0043.

By Jim McKinniss

Two new releases by Steve McCurry at Peter Fetterman Gallery

Posted in Photo Art Business, Photo Galleries, Photograph Exhibits, Photographers, Photography by Jim McKinniss on March 17, 2012

Jodhpur, India copyright by Steve McCurry.


Camels in Dust storm copyright by Steve McCurry


We are pleased to announce the release of theses two extraordinary images from Steve McCurry.

They are available in small editions in the following sizes:

1. 20 x 24 inches

2. 30 x 40 inches

3. 40 x 50 inches


Peter Fetterman Gallery is located at Bergamot Station #A1, 2525 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica, CA

Phone: 310 453 6463


By Jim McKinniss

FREE – Test Think Tank’s Photo’s New Camera Carrying System

Posted in Photographers, Photography by Gina Genis on March 15, 2012

Think Tank's New Modular System

Hey Photogs, want to try out this cool new camera gear carrying system for FREE? Think Tank has allowed my followers to do just that for 28 days. It’s great because you can configure it to your personal needs. Add a lens pouch, take one away. Travel with everything, or travel light. Your choice. Click here for full details.

Time Out of Mind by Ray Carofano at Los Angeles Harbor College

Posted in Photo Galleries, Photograph Exhibits, Photographers, Photography by Jim McKinniss on March 14, 2012

Photo copyright by Ray Carofano


 Los Angeles Harbor College Fine Arts Gallery is pleased to present Time Out of Mind, the nature photographs of Ray Carofano. The exhibition will open with an Artist’s Reception on Saturday, March 17, from 4 – 7 PM.

 Ray Carofano’s nature images have been variously described as transcendent, mystical, emotionally resonant, hauntingly beautiful – the combination of superb craftsmanship and artistic intuition. All true.

 The images comprising Time Out of Mind adhere to the edict “Don’t shoot what it looks like. Shoot what it feels like.” These new works display a compositional and spatial dynamic reminiscent of classical Chinese landscape painting executed in ink on silk with soft, rubbed brushwork, striving to reveal nature’s inner spirit over outward appearance. Up close, or at distance, intimacy is the shared cornerstone of these ethereal works. Ansel Adams’ analogy that “The negative is the equivalent of the composer’s score, and the print the performance” can be fittingly applied to Carofano’s decades long practice. As an acknowledged master of darkroom technique, it’s not hard to imagine his labors paralleling those of the master painter.

 Ray Carofano’s photographs have been widely exhibited in the United States and abroad including solo exhibitions at Fototeca de Cuba, Havana, Cuba, the Museum of Photographic Art, San Diego, CA, and Galeria de Arte Fotografo, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. His work can be found in the permanent collections of the Fototeca de Cuba, Nat’l Archives, Havana, Cuba, Museum of Fine Art, Houston, Texas, U. of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, and the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA, among others. He is represented by Couturier Gallery in Los Angeles.

 Curated by Ron Linden and funded in part by generous support from Linda Lee Bukowski, Time Out of Mind runs through May 4. Gallery hours are Monday – Thursday, 11 AM – 4 PM, and by appointment.

For visuals or additional information please call 310-600-4873 or 310-233-4411

The show runs March 17 – May 4, 2012

Artist’s Reception: Saturday, March 17, 4 – 7 PM

LAHC Fine Arts Gallery, 1111 Figueroa Place, Wilmington, CA 90744

By Jim McKinniss

Gina Genis Solo Exhibit of Things We Leave Behind and Window Peeping

Posted in Uncategorized by Gina Genis on March 12, 2012

Broken Door, from the series Things We Leave Behind

Hi Friends,

I am having a solo exhibit of two series of my work, Things We Leave Behind and Window Peeping at Biola University. Both series explore current social issues facing America today. Hoarding, compulsions, our legacies, invasion of privacy, and aging in America are a few. The show runs from March 19 – April 5, 2012. The opening reception is March 20 from 7 – 9 p.m.

Lives Lived In Cubes, from the Window Peeping series.

Click on this link for details, photos, and directions to Biola.

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Paolo Ventura: The Funeral of the Anarchist at Obsolete in Venice, California

Posted in Photo Galleries, Photograph Exhibits, Photographers, Photography by Jim McKinniss on March 9, 2012

Photo copyright by Paolo Ventura

Photo copyright by Paolo Ventura

Photo copyright by Paolo Ventura

Photo copyright by Paolo Ventura

There is a marvelous antique store and gallery on Main St. in Venice, California name Obsolete. Obsolete is a a great place to visit which I did this weekend with friends. The normal collection of antiques and constructions had been placed in storage to make room for the photographs and maquettes created by Paolo Ventura.

Rather than writing about Paolo’s work, here is a YouTube link where he discusses the creation of his artwork.

This show rurn through March 24, 2012

Obsolete is located at 222 Main St., Venice, California 90291

PHONE 310.399.0024

Open daily 11a – 6p
Sunday 12p – 5p
Closed on tuesday

By Jim McKinniss

The New Canon PowerShot G1X Is A Beauty

Posted in Uncategorized by Gina Genis on March 8, 2012

The Canon PowerShot G1X has arrived, and it is a beauty

Hello Friends,

My eyes are bloodshot because I have been up for the past two nights playing with my new toy, the Canon G1X. It arrived late Tuesday night, and I haven’t put it down since. I need a compact travel and back up camera; an alternative to my heavy DSLR and lenses. Enter the G1X. I am impresses with the quality of test shots I have done with the camera. I like to put it through difficult lighting conditions to see just how far I can push it. This beauty is a HUGE improvement over the predecessor, the Canon PowerShot G12. It outpaces the G12 in speed, stability, low light conditions, and video capture. For a full run down on the G1X’s improved features, test shots, and pricing, click this link.

Douglas Stockdale – MARCO contemporary photogrpahy collection

Posted in Art Museums, Books & Magazines, Photographers, Photography, tPE members by douglaspstockdale on March 6, 2012

Photographs copyright Douglas Stockdale 2012

I am now able, as well as extremely happy, to share some wonderful news. Over the past month I have been in discussions with Museo d’Arte Contemporanea di Roma (MACRO), the largest contemporary art museums in Rome Italy, regarding the acquisition of three Limited Edition photographs from my photobook project Ciociaria. This week I received the really great news that the acquisition has been completed. The three photographs that they acquired are provided in this post. The photographs will become part of the museums permanent collection of contemporary photography.

What I am finding out is that with many museum acquisitions, the process can become very complicated. In this case there was a need to balance what the museum wanted in the number and size of the photographs with their acquisition budget, which initially did not add up very well. Thus a small group of collectors were brought into the process who provided underwriting (financial gifts as new museum patrons) assistance with the museum’s acquisition. And thus the program successfully came together.

This is the first museum acquisition as well as the first inclusion into a permanent photography collection. To now be a part of the MACRO’s contemporary photography collection is an honor, as the MACRO is becoming a very well-known contemporary art museum in Italy as well as in Europe.

Best regards, Doug

Canon Announces The 5D Mark III

Posted in Photo Art Business, Photographers, Photography by Gina Genis on March 5, 2012

Canon has announced the long-awaited Canon 5D Mark III. Read about the new features, price, and specs by clicking here.