Portrait of Grass by Michelle Smith-Lewis

Portrait of Grass by Michelle Smith-Lewis


From Art Intersection


March 7 to April 18, 2015

Opening reception:
Saturday, March 7, 6 – 8pm

Location: Art Intersection

Phone:(480) 361-1118

207 N Gilbert Rd # 201, Gilbert, AZ, 85234


Art Intersection presents our fourth annual Light Sensitive juried exhibition in the North and South Galleries.

Light Sensitive, a juried exhibition, celebrates the art of creating handmade images using traditional photographic print making processes. Work this year comes from national and international artists and includes c-prints, platinum/palladium, cyanotype, gelatin silver, gum bichromate, wet plate collodion tintypes, and many other printing processes.

The Art Intersection curatorial staff will select three artists from Light Sensitive to show additional work during an exhibition running from December 12, 2015 to January 9, 2016.

About the Juror

Robert Hirsch is an artist, curator, and author of Transformational Imagemaking: Handmade Photography Since 1960; Seizing the Light: A Social History of Photography; Light and Lens: Photography in the Digital Age; Photographic Possibilities: The Expressive Use of Equipment, Ideas, Materials, and Processes; and Exploring Color Photography: From Film to Pixels. Chinese and German editions of Light and Lens have also published.

He has published scores of articles about visual culture and interviewed eminent imagemakers. Hirsch is the former Associate Editor for Photovision and Digital Camera magazines and a contributing writer for Afterimage, Exposure, Fotophile, The History of Photography, The Photo Review, and World Book Encyclopedia among others.

Hirsch’s work has been exhibited in over 200 solo and group shows. His The Sixties Cubed project premiered this spring at both CEPA Gallery and Indigo Art in Buffalo, NY. His installation, World in a Jar: War and Trauma, has traveled to over a dozen venues around the world and is now in the Burchfield-Penney Art Center Collection in Buffalo, NY. He has served as Society for Photographic Education’s South/Central regional chair and as member of the SPE National Board. A past Executive Director and Chief Curator of CEPA Gallery, Hirsch currently operates Light Research. His visual and written projects can be viewed at the Light Research website.


Floating Disc © Fran Forman

Floating Disc © Fran Forman


Mar 13-14
Photoshop: Painting with Photos with Fran Forman,
Fri-Sat, 9am-12pm
$80, $65 mbrs

Limit 16
Some experience suggested; laptop with Photoshop required (free 30 day trial versions are available)


To learn more about Art Intersection please visit their site Art Intersection

To learn more about Fran Forman please visit her site at Fran Forman

To learn more about Michelle Smith-Lewis please visit her site at, Michelle Smith-Lewis. 

Thank you to the photographers that share their work with us.


Another Way of Seeing, Martine Roch

Works of art can inspire by giving you a different view point,or by simply making you smile.

Today, Rfotofolio is pleased to share the work of Martine Roch.

Martine is a merit winner in Rfotofolio’s call for submissions, Inspire.

The Honest Man © Martine Roch

The Honest Man © Martine Roch

Would you please tell us a little about yourself?

I’m a French self-thought artist, living in France.  Photography has been my passion for many years and when I discovered Photoshop, a new world opened to me.  I love animals and my work is mainly composed of the animals like I dream them.

How did you get started in photography?

As a child my parents offered me a Kodak like camera when I was about 8.  Ever since I like photography . . .  Now I have a much better camera!

Which photographers and other artists’ work do you admire?

My favorite artist is Maggie Taylor.  I love her work since I saw the first image of hers, many years ago.  I had the chance to meet Maggie in Los Angeles, a few years ago as we had an exhibition together.  She was with Jerry Uelsmann.  Jerry is also one of my favorite artist ever. These people are famous, but I also admire the work of many photographers on flickr or 500px.  Lots of talented artists there!

Do you have a story about one of your images that you would like to share.

This one is a portrait of my dog Boudi.  She was the sweetest dog ever.  I made this portrait when she was about ten, the age of a “lady” in all the serenity of her beauty.  I love this portrait of her dressed like this. The strange thing is that she was often looking at it when it was displayed at home . . . Just like she knew she was in the picture.

The Faithful Lady © Martine Roch

The Faithful Lady © Martine Roch

Please tell us about your process and what is the perfect day for you.

The perfect day is when I am starting a new image.  I discover the personnage, and I create what goes with the expression on the face of the animal . . .  At each time it’s the same pleasure and always a different adventure.

If you could spend a day with another photographer living or passed who would it be? 

Maggie Taylor of course!

How do you view this time in the history of photography?

It’s a revolution in photography since digital cameras are everywhere.  Nowadays, anybody can be a photographer and I think that’s good.

How do you overcome a creative block? 

I’m not sure I understand fully the meaning of this question.  But if I do, I’d says that I feel free to create whatever I want.  But if I’m starting a new image and nothing interesting is coming, I’d rather stop and work on something else.  If the idea doesn’t come it’s because it’s not the right moment to make this particular image . . . But I never give up!

What do you hope the viewer takes from your images? 

I hope they’ll look at pets and animals in a different and more respectful way, as it should be.  Animals are not “things”, they have feelings, sensitivity and needs . . . just like us humans.  I like to see a smile on people’s faces when they look at the pictures.

Oliver the Baker © Martine Roch

Oliver the Baker © Martine Roch

How does your art affect the way you see the world?

I wouldn’t go so far . . .  My art is to make happy images, not changing the world, even if I’d like to change a lot of things, for a better world.

Where can we see your work, and would you like to share any upcoming projects?

You can see my work at Marine Roch Studio

You can purchase nice prints here : Martine Roch Artist.

You can follow my Facebook Fan’s page : Martine Roce FB Page.

Thank you Martine for sharing your work.

You have given us a smile. Merci beaucoup.

The Young Ladies © Martine Roch

      The Young Ladies © Martine Roch

To learn more about Maggie Taylor please visit her site at, Maggie Taylor.

To learn more about Jerry Uelsmann please visit his site at, Jerry Uelsmann. 

Thank you to the photographers that share their work with us.



Spring Will Come


To learn more about Ysabel LeMay please visit her site at Ysabel LeMay.

To read our interview with Ysabel please visit Le Jardin de Ysabel LeMay.

Thank you to the photographers that share there work with us.


What will you create ?

“The single most important component of a camera is the twelve inches behind it.” – Ansel Adams

Ansel Adams and Imogen Cunningham © Alan Ross

Ansel Adams and Imogen Cunningham © Alan Ross


“No man has the right to dictate what other men should perceive, create or produce, but all should be encouraged to reveal themselves, their perceptions and emotions, and to build confidence in the creative spirit.” – Ansel Adams

Thank you Alan Ross for sharing your work.

To learn more about Alan Ross please visit his site at, Alan Ross Photography. 

To learn more about Ansel Adams please visit, The Ansel Adams Gallery. 



Art You Don’t Want Miss


Abstract Implosionism, 2007  ©  John Chervinsky

Abstract Implosionism, 2007 © John Chervinsky


Exhibition Opening Friday, February 20th, 2015, 5-7pm
Continues through May 16th

376 Garcia Street – Suite A, Santa Fe, NM 8750

To learn more about John Chervinsky please visit his site at John Chervinsky.

To learn more about his exhibit at photo-eye please visit their site at, photo-eye.


Stanko Abadzic

Stanko Abadzic


From Catherine Couturier Gallery

Stanko Abadzic: Let’s Remember
February 21 – March 21, 2015
Opening Reception: Saturday, February 21st, 2-5 p.m.

One of the great ironies of globalization is that as people become more connected to technology – e-mail, cell phones, iPods – they often become less connected to one another. This growing rift in the social fabric has been duly noted by Croatia’s Stanko Abadzic, whose deeply humanistic photographs resonate with wistful regard for a time when people were in tune with each other spiritually and emotionally rather than electronically. This accounts for the seemingly “old-fashioned” aesthetic of his images, many of which, with their geometric composition, sensual atmosphere and telling detail, look as if they could have been made in the 1940s or earlier.

“The faster we live, the less emotion is left in the world. The slower we live, the deeper we feel the world around us,” he says. “I am not against globalization in general, but I am against the physical and spiritual uniformity of cities and towns dominated by multinational corporations. Globalization turns us into passive consumers. It is not interested in our creativity or our individuality. We lose our happiness when we lose our sense of identity.”

Let’s Remember is a collection of photographs that expresses creativity and individuality, and allows us to remember a simpler time.

For more information please visit their site at, Catherine Couturier Gallery.

Fragile Waters


To learn more please visit the Maritime Museum of San Diego.







Alan Ross Gallery

Aspen Ouray  © Alan Ross

Aspen Ouray © Alan Ross



Ansel Adams and Imogen Cunningham © Alan Ross

Ansel Adams and Imogen Cunningham © Alan Ross


To learn more about Alan Ross please visit his site at, Alan Ross Photography.

To read our interview with Alan please visit, Photographer Alan Ross.

Thank you to the photographers that share their work with us.



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