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a n o c t u r n i s ts I guess it all started in 2008 - see The Nocturnes
- when a review copy of Chris
Faust's book, "Nocturnes" (catchy title, no?)
arrived. A beautiful landscape (9x15) format text of cold
black and white Night Photography. His image (below), Waiting
at the Crossing, Lincoln, NE 1993 is featured
in the book, available thru The Nocturnes link to Amazon.
Then a similar revelation occurred when we Curated The
Nocturnes 2008 Exhibit here. Amid the excellent
submissions for the show, were two panoramic night photographs
by Dennis Dowling. That really got us thinking about
this NPy thing and panorama photographs (his images
were awarded the Curator's Choice in the show). Peripheral
vision, a heightened sense of alertness, a premonition
of what might be "coming 'round the bend"
- I dunno, these panos just seem to speak to us
somehow - much the way that the best NPy does.
Around the first of the year (2009),
Joe Reifer posted the image seen in the page banner
above (Mad Mouse Rollercoaster) on his Blog,
complete with technical info on the production of this
dark image which got us thinking about the exhibit/site,
and what that might include.
Finally, the ghostly image below, by Jack Fisher, "appeared"
during a recent AlumNight event here on Mare
Island. It was created up at Rhyolite on our Death
of 2008. An image of The Last Supper 1984 by
Charles Albert Szukalski, installed at the Goldwell
Open Air Museum
in the mining Ghost Town of Rhyolite
(just down the road from Beatty, Nevada).
The Last Supper 1984, sculpture
by Charles Albert Szukalski; NPy by Jack Fisher
With a lot of help via technology - software solutions,
digital and film cameras, etc. - there is plenty
of activity in this vast panoramic world, of late
- so with all this in mind, we are pleased to
announce our latest online exhibit - The Panocturnists!
We've dredged the nocturnal corners
of the World W I D E Web in search of haunting, borders-extending
NPy in the panoramic format, captured and/or constructed,
on film or digital media. Juried by Chris
Faust (see b/w image above) whose brilliant book,
Nocturnes provided the impetus for this fascination
with, and study
of the Panocturne. CLICK
HERE! to see the exhibit!
Be sure to visit www.thepanocturnists.com
as this Web site grows, and for more details
as they become available. Also, to connect with other
out The PanocturnistsBlog,
and our Flickr group.
Think it's time to broaden our horizons a bit . .
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