Oct 3rd -Nov 3rd
Reception – October 4th – 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
“His classic topographical studies combine a strong sense of place with nuances of mood and atmosphere that win out over objectivity.” (Helen Harrison/NY Times)
In the tradition of such landscape photographers as Edward Weston and Ansel Adams, Daniel Jones strives to capture the atmosphere as well as the majestic beauty of his subjects. Jones’s mastery of large format photography allows him to use the textural and tonal richness of the medium to express an emotional response to the landscape, while also creating a piece that is visually striking. His work is recognized for its spare images rendered in richly detailed, tonally evocative prints.
While pursuing a career in illustration after graduating from California State University at Northridge, Jones was employed at a Los Angeles photos studio. It was here that his interest in photography gained momentum. Visits to gallery and museum exhibits of Edward Weston and Ansel Adams strongly influenced the artistic direction he would take. He made his first large format photographs in 1986 and began exhibiting his work in 1990.
Jim Sabiston is an award winning freelance photographer based on Long Island. His photography has received awards from the esteemed National Geographic Explorer magazine, multiple awards from the Adirondack Mountain Club and most recently the Islip Arts Council. An extremely motivated, independent and highly focused self-taught artist, Jim Sabiston began his career in the visual arts as a painter, specializing in watercolors, fantasy illustration and custom vans and motorcycles in the ‘70s. With the advent of the digital camera, he left all other art forms behind and committed himself to the art of photography.
A published author (SAIL and Nature Photographer magazines), adventurer (backcountry traveler, winter mountaineer and former race car driver) as well as a photographer, his work does not lend itself to easy categorization, spanning subjects as diverse as the classic landscapes of the Grand Canyon, remote mountains and deep forests to the hard edged modern concrete architecture and spaces of New York City to perceptive abstracts. With a style rooted in a zen influenced photographic realism, his vision can please with a simple curve of line or cut with the sharp eye of the social observer. Unique and distinctively creative, his photography seeks to reveal the true nature and spirit of the world around us.
In the last year or so, Jim Sabiston has been experimenting with the merging of photography and painting. Missing the tactile experience of working with different artists, papers and the depth and creative aspects the print medium can bring to the final print, he has been developing methods to print non-traditional photographic imagery on textured watercolor papers prepared to accept modern, archival links.