Juror: Susan Burnstine
Juror's Choice: Dutch Landscape 5
Nieuw-Schoonebeek, Drenthe Netherlands
A dream is but a shadow -Hamlet
In the early days of photography, the 1830's, photos were called by some "waking dreams". There seemed to be magic involved - some believed the camera to be capable of capturing the soul of the subject.
|Exhibit Calendar (Subject to Change)|
|Exhibit Opens:||5 January 17|
|Artists' Reception:||14 January 17 15:00|
|Exhibit Closes:||29 January 17|
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In this exhibition, we're looking for photos that illustrate a waking connection to the world of dreams. Whether by literal representation or by abstract interpretation, we'd like to see how you choose to picture dream states, either sweet dreams or nightmares- or something that's both or neither.
Perhaps the most elusive state of consciousness resides in the world of dreams. What we remember or interpret from this mysterious place within our minds is fascinatingly personal to
It was my great honor and pleasure to act as juror for a theme so close to my heart. I applaud every photographer that submitted work and congratulate the selected exhibitors.
|Dutch Landscape 5|
|Fireworks and Fence |
|A Door For Alice|
|Honeymoon On The Beach|
|Walk Into My Dreams|
|Untitled Gaze 1|
|My father, the miner|
|The Remarkable Stretching House|
|All Silver and Shadows of Things Not Seen|
|Places We Have Been|
|20,000 Leagues of Solitude|
|The Red Dress, Passing Through|
|Walk on Through|
|Deep in a Dream|
|Dusty Ghosts of Time|
|I dreamt I was an angel|
|As I Went Out One Morning|
|Time Passes Slowly|
|Woman on the Beach|
|Magic castle 08 yoon|
|Dutch Landscape 2|
|Into a Dream |
|Void: Bresson Lurker|
|Of Myths and Memories 4|
|Of Myths and Memories 5|
Juror: Susan Burnstine
Susan Burnstine is an award winning fine art photographer originally from Chicago now based in Los Angeles. Susan is represented in galleries across the world, widely published throughout the globe, conducts workshops internationally and has also written for several photography magazines, including a monthly column for Black and White Photography Magazine (UK).
Burnstine is one of the few photographers today avidly pursuing alternative processes to create an idiosyncratic and deeply personal visual landscape. Initially, Burnstine sought to find a way to portray her dream-like visions entirely in-camera, rather than with post-processing digital manipulations. To achieve this, she has created twenty-one, handmade film cameras and lenses that are frequently unpredictable and technically challenging. The cameras are primarily made out of plastic, vintage camera parts, and random household objects, with single-element lenses molded from plastic and rubber. Learning to overcome their extensive optical limitations required Burnstine to rely on instinct and intuition—the same tools that are key when attempting to interpret dreams.