Art You Don’t Want to Miss

Carolyn Marks Blackwood


From Carolyn Marks Blackwood

On The Edge

Von Lintel Gallery, Culver City, LA
Opening Saturday, March 7, 6-8pm

“Carolyn Marks Blackwood is a modern-day artist for whom the Hudson River is also an unfailing muse. Consumed by her daily photographic study of the water over which her studio is perched—as well as the sky that hovers above it Blackwood’s images are not the romantic vistas of her predecessors, but almost their opposite: focused close-ups that capture the river’s power through the drama of detail. Instead of coalescing several scenes into one, her photographs are a celebration of the variation a single geographic location can elicit through the constantly changing conditions of wind, light, day, night, temperature and tide.”
 Carol Diehl 

To read our interview with Carolyn please visit, Elements of Place.

To learn more about Carolyn Marks Blackwood please visit her site at Carolyn Marks Blackwood. 

To visit the Von Lintel Gallery, please visit their site at Von Lintel Gallery.

Center for Photographic Art

Next Generation

Photographs by Kodiak Greenwood, Michelle Magdalena and Zach Weston
Curator: Rachael Short
March 14 through May 09, 2015

“Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I’m going to take tomorrow.” Imogen Cunningham

The future of photography is changing faster than ever.  With over a billion digital images uploaded daily, our world has never been more photographed.  Looking towards the Next Generation, what will the future of photography look like?

Here on the Monterey Peninsula, film and wet darkrooms are still alive as new generation fine art photographers Kodiak Greenwood, Michelle Magdalena and Zach Weston both continue and expand upon the legacy of the great West Coast photographers who pioneered this medium and evolved its traditions before them.

Next Generation spotlights the work of these three emerging artists and exposes the rawness that so effortlessly yet individually distinguishes their images. Kodiak is inspired by the rugged beauty of the Big Sur coast that has been his home since birth. Michelle’s images emanate femininity derived from the natural form. Zach continues in the footsteps of his father Kim, grandfather Cole, great-uncle Brett and great-great-grandfather Edward, creating soulfully composed images and perfectly crafted prints. For all three young artists, film is still preferred over digital, the land and sea are ever-stirring muses, and the innate beauty of the female body is timeless.”


Rachael Short Exhibition Curator

To learn more about the Center for Photographic Art please visit their site at CPA.

To learn more about Zach Weston, Kodiak GreenwoodMichelle Magdalena, and Rachael Short please click on their names.

To read our interview with Rachael Short here. The Journey of Rachael Short.

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



Beauty to come . . .

Fran Forman’s Uncanny Ancestry and the Rfotofolio Fundraiser

This is the last day for our February Fundraiser.

Fran Forman has graciously offered to help Rfotofolio with our fundraising efforts.

For the month of February we offer three images from her new series, Uncanny Ancestors.

Peck+Sons © Fran Forman

Peck+Sons © Fran Forman

 Hardy © Fran Forman

Hardy © Fran Forman

 Cornwell © Fran Forman

Cornwell © Fran Forman

By Fran Forman

 Peck and Sons

Size: 4.5 x 6.5 image on 8.5x 11 sheet

Media: montage, Archival pigment inks on Hahnemuhle Museum Etching paper

Edition: size 10 of each

Price: $500 each or $400 each for two or more

” For years I’ve been scavenging and accumulating old photographs from my family and friends, and many of these are 19th century cabinet cards.  Each card is 4.25” x 6.5”.  I scanned the part of the card I wanted, always a person with an enigmatic expression, often dressed in Victorian and late 19th-century finery, intending and often using them in my composite work, but I found that the calligraphic treatment of the photographer’s studio on the bottom of the card is often quite beautiful, too.

I decided to bring those ancient folks, whose names I do not know, back home, or at least, back to their photo studio where they stood with head immobile, patiently waiting for their likeness to appear upside down in the lens glass, and to be printed as if on the original studio card.  As you can see, I’ve taken a bit of liberty with them, breathing new life and hopefully making them smile if they could smile, that is.

For me, this has been a labor of fun, bringing them back to life, so to speak, and I hope they enjoy their new lives in the 21st century.”

                     Fran Forman 

This is an opportunity to add to or start your collection of work by Fran Forman.

About the images purchased from Rfotofolio.

The photographers that participate in our print sales graciously donate a portion of the proceeds from the sale of their work to the Rfotofolio Fund.

By purchasing our featured print or prints not only are you supporting the photographer and Rfotofolio, you are able to add a unique piece of art to
 your collection from a curated list of artists.

We hope you will consider supporting photographers and build your collection by purchasing a print from our site.

The print size and price is determined by the individual photographer.


To purchase Peck and Sons by Fran Forman please click here.

To purchase Hardy by Fran Forman please click here.

To purchase Cornwell by Fran Forman please click here.

To purchase two or more images for a discount of 400.00 each, please press here.

About Fran Forman

Fran is a resident scholar at the Women’s Studies Research Center at Brandeis University.  Fran’s exhibitions and her many significant awards have won her national and international recognition.  Her work appears in numerous publications and as book cover art.  She is represented by galleries in Boston, Dallas, Austin, California, and Beijing. Her work is in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts.  Her solo exhibition at the William Henry Fox Talbot Museum, Lacock Abbey, in England, opens July 19 and runs until January 3, 2016.

To read our interview with Fran please visit, From the Inventor of New Fables, Fran Forman.

To learn about her book Escape Artist,The Art of Fran Forman. 

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


Thank you Fran for your support, and for sharing your art.





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.



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