AuSABLE FORKS – Photographer Rob Fountain will notch his initial Coveteur vogue shoot in the in the vicinity of long run.
It will be a simply click for the veteran award-successful photographer who always seeks to catch the gentle.
His “Catching the Light: Images and Portraits by Rob Fountain” opens Friday at the Tahawus Windows Gallery in AuSable Forks and runs by way of Sept. 26.
Opening reception is Friday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
“It’s all about the mild, photography,” Fountain, an AuSable Forks resident, said.
“A lot of it is photographs. It is really a good deal of landscapes, and then most of my drawings and paintings, it can be all about the light-weight in all of it. Which is in essence what photography is also, which is catching the mild.”
His landscapes are generally water views he captures in extraordinary early morning and late afternoon.
“That’s when all the most effective mild is,” Fountain explained.
“That’s wherever you get the best colour. You get the greatest shadow shapes. It just picks up the texture a whole lot much better those periods of day.
“It’s definitely about the similar issue in the portraits that I do. I search at performing mild wherever it produces shadows and textures and transitions in the folks that I’m illustrating. It truly is really identical in what I am executing, other than for in portraits I’m developing them somewhat than permitting it transpire the natural way like you would do capturing a landscape.”
The AuSable Forks indigenous has worked a lot more than 30 a long time as a photojournalist for the Lake Placid News, Adirondack Day-to-day Enterprise, and Push-Republican newspapers.
He retains a Bachelors in Art from SUNY Potsdam (2001) with concentrations in painting, images, printmaking and ceramics.
Fountain is at the moment working on his MA in Wonderful Arts in Painting from the Academy of Artwork College in San Francisco.
He teaches strategies in mediums which includes portraiture, employing pastel, oils, and charcoal.
Fountain has received 22 state and countrywide awards for pictures and online video.
For a ten years, he has been an adjunct lecturer and educating Photography and Intro to Photojournalism at SUNY Plattsburgh.
In his artist assertion, he writes:
“My intent as an artist is to produce artwork with actual emotion and psychological depth in get to communicate my ideas and make a relationship with the viewer in get to evoke an emotional response, regardless of whether it be joy, sadness or laughter. If I can contact the viewer, then I have completed my purpose.”
“Catching the Light” is his second solo exhibition.
His 1st, “Through the Eyes of a Boy or girl” was mounted in 2008 at the Clinton Group School Alumni Art Gallery in Plattsburgh.
His group exhibitions incorporate: 2016 Veteran’s Honored, Strand Centre for the Arts, Plattsburgh 2015 Associates Show, Strand Centre for the Arts 2014 Associates Demonstrate, Strand Heart for the Arts 2001 Members Show, North Region Cultural Middle for the Arts (Now Strand Middle) 2000 Associates Demonstrate, North Region Cultural Center for the Arts 2000 Lake Placid Middle for the Arts Juried Exhibit 1999 Lake Placid Heart for the Arts Juried Present 1999 Artwork Attack Juried Present, Gibson Gallery, Potsdam and 1998 Artwork Assault Juried Clearly show, Gibson Gallery, Potsdam.
In “Catching the Light,” Fountain’s portraits are in charcoal, pastels and oils.
His photographs are digital.
“I’m just seeking to department out in as lots of different places as I can,” Fountain stated.
The exhibition features his award-successful pictures whilst he was a staffer at the Push-Republican.
“Those are primarily features and portraits I did for the paper,” he stated.
“Gordon Edwards (New York Town-primarily based bass guitarist of Stuff fame) is in it. I acquired an award from the AP for that a person. They preferred the story. They favored the seem of him considering his lifestyle tale together with natural light that I used. I did a panning motion photo of a Seton Catholic kid managing cross-region. I have a panning photograph of the girl on the merry-go-round.”
At any time given that he was a tiny kid, Fountain wished to be an artist.
Oh boy, is he.
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IF YOU GO
WHAT: “Catching the Gentle: Photography and Portraits by Rob Fountain.”
WHEN: Friday as a result of September 26.
Where by: Home windows Gallery, Tahawus Cultural Middle, 2nd Flooring, 14234 Principal St. Route 9N, Ausable Forks.
APPOINTMENTS: Cellular phone 518-637-6859 or electronic mail [email protected]