Monday, July 6, 2009

The View from Within

These are a few works from the collection

barn door
Barn doors

father and son
Father and Son

Open Book
Open Book


under the moon, Christmas Day 2004
Under the Moon (Christmas day)

The visitor
The Visitor

Below Deck (Charles Morgan)
Below Deck (The Charles Morgan)

girl and tree
Girl and tree

fishermans shack
Fishermans shack

once upon a time . . .
Once upon a time

Drain Pipe (self portrait)
Drain pipe, self portrait

The "View from Within" is a series I have been working on since I had seriously started shooting in 2004. It is a collection of photographs which views the world from a psychologically dark and isolated perspective. For me, the sense of being hidden and unknown while being able to observe and look out into the world brings a certain feeling of solace and inner peace. Perhaps a reprieve from the daily struggle and hardships around us. . .
It is a series that continues to develop and evolve.


drollgirl said...

beautiful! i love the heavy darks and the beautiful contrast!

Pretty Things said...

The stairs and the fishersman's shack with the rope are my favorites... I love photos like this. Love, love, j'adore.

Sharon McPherson: AUTHOR / ARTIST said...

Wow. Love the mood. Like 'Open book' and 'girl and tree'.
I am not sure they give me solace as you describe - they make me feel on edge, more alive perhaps ... Interesting! :)

Sheila said...

"Boy" is one of my favorites because the sun shining through the cracks of the door is so powerful with your son looking in that direction.

I also love "Once upon a time" but my favorite has always been "Self Portrait". How in the heck did you do that?!

Lianne said...

I love these photos Gary, especially the last one.

By the way I sent you a "One Lovely Blog Award". Go to my blog to claim you prize.

diane said...

I'm not going to pick a favorite, because they're all good. I like what you're doing here with the black & white film. And the captions help bring understanding to each photograph.

anusha said...

Really cool. I loved the "once upon a time" photo. I can see multiple perspective lines in that pic. The work is absolutely stunning.

victoria said...

Me encantan las fotos en blanco y negro,he convivido de pequeña con dos fotografos mis tios,aun recuerdo la habitación donde tenian las cubetas por donde pasaban el papel y elolor al líquido,como las colgaban con las pinzas.Eres muy bueno y a la vez creativo.Con cariño Vicky Maegan said...

so moody. love this series!

btw, I have been using my new camera when at home ...I have to say, the shots aren't that much better than my old canon elph power shot but the wireless remote is proving to be my absolute favorite part about it. I still have some reading to do on it. There are a lot of options. :)

Anonymous said...

Your work is wonderful...Great style...I love the abstract feel of these...sooo intersting..Im glad Ive found your blog..Have agreat day..!! Lily

Josephine Tale Peddler said...

Hi Gary
These are beautiful ( a little eerie) I think a lot of creative people can relate to this imagery. Potent. Great title as well.
Good to meet you. xx

Gary Keimig said...

This is a wonderful series, Gary. You handled the light exceptionally. That and the subject matter make these outstanding.

Sharon McPherson: AUTHOR / ARTIST said...

Hi! Great comments by you on my blog. Thanks.

I am looking forward to learning from your work. :)

Mark Alan Meader said...

Perfect concept for a running series and I'm very happy to see some serious B&W work for a change. They are all excellent, but if I had to pick a favorite it would be the topmost image. They remind me of one of my idols, Wynn Bullock, who liked to pose figures in similar environments to these. I intend talk about him on my blog soon.
Great work here!

Sheila E. said...

WOW, Deeply provocative to my emotional senses! I Love all of them, and I'm glad I'm following your blog, cant wait to see what's next.

Sharon McPherson: AUTHOR / ARTIST said...

Hi Gary. Loved your comments to my recent posts. Funny and helpful. I left my reply to your comments on my blog which turned out to be a post in itself.

I am excited about working on my novel again. Thanks.

DJ said...

Love it.
Great contrast.
Soulful content.
You can't beat those quiet places in black & white...

DJ said...

One more thing...Whoever taught you composition did a masterful job...It is so lacking in many works on the 'net.

Valerie Wangnet said...

Gorgeous work. I think this idea of "View from Within" is wonderfully intriguing. Curious, dark and beautiful.

Valerie Wangnet said...

ps. The Drainpipe picture is very clever! Turned out great

Delwyn said...

Hello Gary

I love the doorway framed shots you have done, especially the plant moving in breaking down the separation between inside and outside.

Black and white conveys the dichotomy of moods very well..

Happy days

Lindsay said...

These are very soulful. I love the way you have captured several emotional states in these photos.