Monday, June 13 — No Regular Meeting (Club Picnic for members)

We will have our club picnic and photo shoot at  Bruce Harrison’s house from 6:00 PM to 9 :00 PM. The club will supply the hot dogs and hamburgers, and we ask all members to bring a dish. The plans are to grill the meat ! You will need to bring seating !  Bring your cameras and tripods for photo opportunities of all kinds!! Go to “Events” on our web page and sign up. We will have directions to Bruce Harrison’s home there, too.

 

Monday – June 27 Speaker – “Eric Hansen”

My color images are deeply personal storyboards, my connection to 21st century EricLHansenHeadShot_SmallTightCropre-modernist culture. I can’t remember a time when I was not drawing and painting. I was born in Staten Island, New York City, and went to grammar school in Bayside, Queens. My first toys were crayons, fat pencils, watercolors, tempera paints, and special papers. When I was 10, my grandmother gave me a camera. While I continue to draw and paint, I never stopped making photographs.

I earned a BFA degree from Newark College of the arts where I majored in studio art. For a long time I made photographs, almost all black and white. But I would also draw in charcoal out of some frustration that I couldn’t do with film what Picasso had done in Guernica. With color photography, I experienced a similar frustration relative to the abstract expressionists. Still, I loved the processes of photography as much or more than painting, and perhaps a little inspired by David Hockney, I refused to give them up. Continue reading