Sohm Landscapes On Exhibit in Downtown Salt Lake

Three Sohm landscape photos, two traditional, one painterly, are currently on exhibit at a group exhibit at Utah Artist Hands and adjacent Caffe Molise. The exhibits features photographic fine-art prints juried into the show as a result of a print competition of the Salt Lake Photographic Print Society. Here are my images:

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Salt Flats Dawn

This impressionistic photograph of the Bonneville Salt Flats one spectacular dawn has been digitally modified to resemble a water color wash painting. The effect actually removes fine details leaving a more simple images that leave only the essence of what was so beautiful that summer morning.

The following image was inspired by photographs of Paul Strand and Ansel Adams and a famous painting by Georgia O’Keefe.

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Rancho de Taos Church

The subject is the San Francisco de Assis church in Rancho de Taos, New Mexico. This photos, like the O’Keefe painting and the Strand and Adams painting, are of the back side of this adobe building whose sensuous lines are much more appealing the the more convention entrance. This is a true adobe mud structure that must be repaired and resurfaced periodically, after rare heavy rains, for instance.

The final image is a abstract study of a Frank Gehry building in Seattle called the Experience Music Project.

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Les Paul Gold

The Experience Music Project is a Rock Music Museum created by Microsoft co-founder, Paul Allen, to house his extensive collection of rock memorabilia. He hired starchitect, Frank Gehry, to design the building with rock-related themes. This portion of the building is painted to resemble the famed golden-hued guitar named after the Les Paul, inventor of the electric guitar.

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