First Wichita Kansas all photography show

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  1. Donald Miller

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    This is to announce an all photography show at:

    Harris and Co

    915 W. Douglas

    Wichita, Kansas.

    The show opening will be on Dec 11, 2004 from 6-9 P.M. This will be a group showing of six artists. Among those included in this showing will be the following:

    Charles Phillips - Nationally know - Mr. Phillips has studied with
    Ansel Adams. He has developed very advanced masking techniques of his 8X10 negatives that he then enlarges to prints of 32 by 40 inch

    Donald Miller - Kansas based photographer who has studied with Howard Bond and others. Donald uses large format equipment and also uses in darkroom masking techniques and also contact prints his large negatives.

    Ze Farha - recently rocognized with an award from the city arts re-opening
    show

    Dr. Merril Thomas - has privately sold pieces and has received local acceptance.

    Dorrie Young - young and ispiring prodigy that was a big hit at her first
    showing at Harris & Co. Gallery.

    Please let me know if any of you are in the area and would want to attend.
     
  2. Alex Hawley

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    Cool Don and Congratulations. I'll try to make it there.
     
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    Congrats Donald. Best wishes for the show.
     
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    Geez...wish I could attend. Sounds like an excellent show that people who know what they're actually seeing will drool over. I hope those who have no idea in advance will be slobbering too ;-) Congratulations and best wishes!
     
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    Congratulations Donald! Is the show going to be online as well? Stockholm is just too far from Kansas but would love to see the wonderful work on display, even if only via scans.
     
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    Congratulations and Way to Go!!! About time everyone gets to find out what we all know...what great work you do. Hmmmmmm!! about six hours up and six hours back on a Saturday....seems doable..will need to check the work schedule and the wifes schedule....
     
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    Good for you Don, I wish you all the success and many sales.. :smile:
     
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    Congratulations Donald!

    I wish great success with the show. I wish it were closer to my location, so I could see the work in person.
     
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    Good luck with the show. Would love to view anything from it you are able to put on line.
     
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    Thanks for posting this. I'd love the opportunity to see both yours and the rest of the photographers work up close and personal. I'm marking my calendar.
     
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    Woo Hoo! Getting photos "on the wall" is always a great thing. Hope you get lots of traffic. And maybe a sale, and maybe some shows other places.
     
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    For those who have not heard of one of the premiere photographers that will be exhibiting in this show, I have included the bio of Mr. Charles Phillips. For those who have an appreciation of photography exhibiting the greatest degree of technical perfection, this is a "must see". His bio is as follows:

    Wilderness Images of Charles Phillips

    Internationally acclaimed fine art wilderness photographer, Charles
    Phillips, treks alone, save for a pack mule, for weeks at a time into
    our most remote and unspoiled American Wilderness. His search for
    direct experiences of these primordial areas culminates in museum
    quality photographs which hang in many corporate and professional
    offices including the Coleman Company, Mobil Oil, Warner Bros., Goldman
    Sachs and NBC.

    Phillips studied with photographer Ansel Adams during the 1970’s.
    Since then, he has evolved a highly technical craft, adapted from
    aerial reconnaissance and graphic arts photography. The resulting
    photographs possess an extraordinary subtlety of tone and a degree of
    detail that is far beyond what the human eye can see at the original
    scene.

    Phillips’ award-winning fine art photographs are produced in high
    contrast, finely detailed black and white. They are available in two
    types of limited edition series. The Special Edition series are
    printed in four sizes ranging up to 40”x 50”. The Handcrafted series
    are available as large as 54”x 68” and include a wider variety of
    images. All of the photographs are made by Phillips, using his 8”x 10”
    large format bellows view camera in various locations of the American
    Wilderness.


    Description of Process:
    The silver gelatin photographic print shown are created by me, based on
    a single 8”x 10” negative that I made and executed in my own facilities
    in Caldwell, Kansas These hand signed and numbered works exist in
    seven sizes, viz: 16”x 20”, 20”x 24”, 24”x 30”, 32”x 40”, 40”x 50”,
    48”x 60” and 54”x 68”. All works are archivally mounted on larger acid
    free, museum quality mat board. Printing required the evolution of a
    number of special optically exposed, silver gelatin film masks. These
    are precisely registered with the original negative in progressive
    stages during a series of exposures, utilizing a pulsed xenon light
    source, a customized optical process camera projecting onto silver
    gelatin print materials. This unique combination of materials and
    technology is designed to enhance tonal separation as well as fidelity
    of fine edge detail and it produces an exact consciously-controlled
    tonal balance of various elements of the composition. This rigorous
    approach required more than a month of continuous laboratory work to
    produce a balanced, finished print. Each individual print generated in
    this process has been carefully inspected, and where proven
    satisfactory, was logged and then mounted on archival mat board,
    utilizing archival mounting tissue. The final step in the process
    required that I sign and number every print.

    In addition to the numbered prints of the edition, there are 25 artists
    proofs, designated AP. Another state of this image exists in four
    different scales, ranging from 20”x24” to 40”x50.” This state employs
    scanning techniques and requires less individual attention. This
    process results in silver gelatin photographs that are high quality,
    moderate cost alternate to the Handcrafted process which is considered
    to be the ultimate in quality. This Special Edition state is limited
    to a total of 950 prints.

    All works of art in each of these states are in no sense copies,
    duplicates, or reproductions of other works, but represent my own
    creative expression. They are strictly limited in number, as detailed
    herein, to a total of 275 hand-crafted edition works (including artist
    proofs).

    Here is an overview of my approach and some examples of who collects my
    work:

    My work is available in two types of Silver Gelatin editions. You might think of them as 1st generation (the HandCrafted editions) and 2nd generation (the Special Editions). 1st generation work is the most direct process and the highest quality. The hand of the artist, myself, is the only one involved in the darkroom process and the technique is unique in fine art photography. The Description of Process will give you some idea of the craft involved. This type of edition is considered the ultimate in quality and has the highest intrinsic value.
     
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    Congratulations Donald and have a great time :wink:
     
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    Don

    Best of luck and congrats. Now just move Kansas a bit closer to the UK :smile:

    Phill
     
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    Hello Donald,

    Good luck with your show. Will you post your pictures here on APUG?

    Hans
     
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    I am going. Should be an excellent show.

    lee\c
     
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    Donald,
    Just wanted to send good wishes for the show this weekend and let you know will be thinking good thoughts about the show even though I can't make it up.

    We will expect a report after this weekend...