“Distilled” in an exhibition of the photography of Cynthia and John Orcutt, curated by Bruce Brown.
The Orcutts expertly document fragile places (both natural and manmade) by simplifying the subject through composition and technique, drawing the essence of the subject into the final image.
The photographs are made with a commitment to distill the subjects of our images to their most simple and direct content, to separate them from features that complicate or minimize their graphic qualities and allow us to extract their true substance. Seeking to achieve the greatest clarity of expression through the most advantageous combinations of lighting, position, camera technique, and weather, we strive to communicate the essence of a particular place or structure.
The show runs through Oct. 17.
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