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    Ken Hanson in Cheshire, CT

    Hi Folks,

    I juts received this e-mail and thought I would pass it on to everyone.

    If you've never experienced the breathtaking magificence and awe of seeing Ken Hanson's photographs "in the flesh", well here's your opportunity!

    Mr. Hanson will be showing selected images from his recently published book, Himalayan Portfolios: Journeys of the Imagination, at The Picture Framer Artshack Gallery in Cheshire, CT. An Artist Reception and booksigning will be held THIS FRIDAY, October 10th, from 6 to 8PM at the gallery. The exhibition will run through the month of October. You should also check out the engaging Artists Next Door feature story by Hank Hoffman on Ken and his work in the current issue of The Arts Paper.

    The Picture Framer is at 96 Elm Street, behind Cheshire Town Hall and adjacent to the Watch Factory Shoppes near the intersection of Routes 10 and 68. Click on this link for a map and directions to the gallery: http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=e...=16&iwloc=addr

    For two decades, Ken has been taking his sturdy view camera to the Himalayas and creating dramatic black-and-white prints from his 4x5 negatives. His trips have ranged from the Karakoram in Pakistan (K2 region) to Kangchenjunga in eastern Nepal. They include the hidden realm of Dolpo in Nepal and the approach to Everest from both Tibet and Nepal. Rich in the tradition of great landscape photography, these are truly spectacular images and prints reverently portraying this remarkable region of our planet.

    Also in attendance at the opening, will be the publishers of Ken's book, as well as many other art books, Charles and Gail Fields of Charles Fields Publishing http://www.charlesfields.net/. This beautiful book consists of over 100 duotone black-and-white photographs and an interpretive essay. The photographs include a fold-out panorama of the Biafo Glacier (11 x 46 inches.) A foreword has been provided by Greg Mortenson, alpinist and humanitarian, co-author of the New York Times bestseller, Three Cups of Tea.

    You are invited to come and join us to indulge yourself with a renewed sense of awe and to celebrate and support this wonderful accomplishment by Ken, Charles and Gail.
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    ken hanson

    I know Ken personally, and have seen some of these photographs. If you love either the mountains, or black and white photography, this would be a show you should not miss. Thanks for the heads up.
    Tim

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    I have known Ken Hanson for nearly 20 years. He is british gentleman of the highest regard. A highly educated and soft spoken man, he has traveled to the Himalayan region for years and has amassed enough glorious black and white photographs to warrant his first monograph.
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    OK, now that we got all that out of the way, I hope to see some of you guys guys tonight.

    One of my favourite photographers is the late Bradford Washburn. He gave me my first appreciation of mountain photography. I'd love to see some of Ken's work tonight. He's also been to several places I have been to, but my 35mm slides, I am sure would be no match to his 4x5's.

    BTW here's a link I found on the 'real' Ken Hanson: http://home.cshore.com/kenhanson/

    Regards, Art.
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    Note the different spelling of the last names. I just recently bought a camera off eBay from Mr. HansEn; very fair and smooth transaction.

    I'd love to see the exhibit of Mr. HansOn's work, and it's not too far from me. I'm a total sucker for mountain photography.

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    ken hanson show

    Thanks, Art for getting this thread back on track, but this had to be clarified. I'm going to make every effort to attend - I hope to meet some of you if I can make it.
    Tim

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    I've deleted the confusion about Ken Hanson, the photographer, and Ken Hansen, the camera dealer but left Nick Merritt's post in, just in case anyone else is confused.
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    Hi Folks,

    Went to see the pics at the opening and also meet Ken in person. First, the person. What a delightful, gentle man. He's probably 2.5 approaching 3 times my age and he's still got spunk. He told me his last trek to the area was in 2005. He and I went to the same areas in the Karakoram mountains in northern Pakistan, but I went some 14 years ago. I bought his book, which he personalized too. Great man. Easy to chat with. I could have talked with him for hours.

    Now the photography was a mix of digital and real photography. He ha about 25 prints on display. Most were mountain scene, but a few were of local villages and people. Interestingly, he only sells his digital work, which he says he can 'spit out' easily. Talking with him, you can feel he loves his gelatin silver prints and wouldn't depart with them for any money. His printing is marvelous to able to draw out details in the shadows and tame the highlights so they don't blow out white. Obviously he split prints, but I didn't get into the technical stuff, but talked more about the regions he and I visited.

    It was also a pleasure to meet Tim (climbabout) for the first time. Good guy and I hope Tim comes out to a couple NE APUG get togethers in the future. The rest of the NE group will enjoy his company for sure. I also a had a delightfully long chat with a lady who just moved back from Oregon. Don't remember her name at all though (just like a guy, eh?). Anyway, I gave her the APUG website link when she said she was looking for large format beginner resources.

    If you do get a chance to visit, do go. The images are spectacular, the little framing shop is quaint and you should buy the book too.

    Regards, Art.
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