NJ Group Show to Feature Two Micro Four-Thirds Photographers

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Mill Street Salon: Beyond The Image at Kean University Galleries
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"Beyond the Image" presents the work of nine New Jersey based photographers who are committed to pursuing universal themes of the human experience in their art. For some, inspiration comes from internal quests to understand relationships and intimacy. Others find inspiration in external stimuli, by documenting what they see in the social and cultural landscape, exploring the character of people and places beyond what is familiar. Others meditate on their reverence for the natural world and express that with their photographs. These are important stories to tell that may enlighten, stimulate, provoke or entertain the viewer. Raj Aitwal, Ethan Feinsod , Alex Fernandez, John Michael Flores, Sandy Noble, Walter Oliver, Mike Peters, Alan Schindler, and Bruce White.

"Beyond the Image" is part of an ongoing series of biennial shows at Kean University’s Karl and Helen Burger Gallery titled the Garden Statement, which intends to address the idea of regionalism — however paradoxically, as it can no longer be neatly defined by traditional physical limits."

Neil Tetkowski
Director of University Galleries
Kean University

I'm part of a group show next month with some fellow New Jersey photographers. Of particular interest to this forum is the fact that two of the photographers, pros Alan Schindler and Mike Peters, will have prints from Micro Four-Thirds cameras in the show. Alan has a Panasonic GX7 and Mike shoots with a Panasonic GH3/GH4. Both have a complement of fast primes from both Panasonic and Olympus; they are both big fans of the Olympus 12mm F2, among others.

I've seen test prints of some of their work and it's really quite special. They are both very accomplished photographers and printers. Alan shoots Canon FF for work; he can't switch to M43 for work yet because he needs wide angle Tilt-Shift. Mike's traded in his Canon FF and F2.8 zooms for the GH4 and smaller F2.8 zooms for his event work, and rarely uses his Hasselblad 2 1/4 for his personal work anymore. Some of Mike's photos can be found here-https://www.flickr.com/photos/mikepeters/. Alan's more recent work isn't online.

If you're in NJ and wanna see what M43 can do in the hands of pros, come to the show. Hope to see you at the Opening Reception!

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Beyond the Image
Karl and Helen Burger Gallery
Kean University
Union NJ
Nov 10 - Feb 12
Opening Reception, Sunday, Nov 16, 2:00PM-4:00PM (https://www.facebook.com/events/1478159819134351/)


p.s. - I've got work in the show too, but shot with Pentax, FWIW.
 

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Well the opening reception was a smash hit yesterday. The gallery was filled, with people spilling out into the hallway.

I had three photos in the show, each 20" x 30" standouts from White House Custom Color. I was a bit nervous because I'd never printed this large before* but White House Custom Color did a great job, sending me free test prints and helping me get the files just right. Here are drafts of the final photos from my Flickr.

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Our Indomitable Will
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Our Insatiable Appetite
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Our Mastery of the Elements
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Overall, it was a great experience, and being part of the Mill Street Salon has helped me grow as a photographer.

For the camera geeks among us, here is the gear count:

Micro Four-Thirds: 2 photogs
Fuji X-Pro 1: 2 photogs
Canon/Nikon FF DSLR: 2 photogs
Pentax DSLR: 1 photogs
Unknown: 2 photogs

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Photo of me by Sandy Noble.

If you're in the area, I highly recommend stopping by. The show runs through 12 Feb 2015.

And here's some shots of the gallery before the opening:

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Mill Street Salon: Beyond the Image show at the Karl & Helen Burger Gallery, Kean University, NJ USA
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Mill Street Salon: Beyond the Image show at the Karl & Helen Burger Gallery, Kean University, NJ USA
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Mill Street Salon: Beyond the Image show at the Karl & Helen Burger Gallery, Kean University, NJ USA
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Mill Street Salon: Beyond the Image show at the Karl & Helen Burger Gallery, Kean University, NJ USA
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Mill Street Salon: Beyond the Image show at the Karl & Helen Burger Gallery, Kean University, NJ USA
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*that's not entirely true as I had a photo used as a background for a trade show booth, but that's a different thing altogether.
 

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As I travel to NJ quite a bit, I was able to stop by the gallery today to take a peek. Really enjoyed the gallery a lot and the different projects that each photographer shared. Congrats on a great gallery - very inspiring!
 

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As I travel to NJ quite a bit, I was able to stop by the gallery today to take a peek. Really enjoyed the gallery a lot and the different projects that each photographer shared. Congrats on a great gallery - very inspiring!
Thanks for stopping by and thanks for the kind words!
 
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