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The Longwood Center of the Visual Arts in Virginia recently presented their latest exhibition called Old School: Historical Methods in Contemporary Practice.
It was extremely interesting as it revealed the different aspects of photography and art. While passing by the LCVA, one may notice the look-through glass being covered with a black cloth with various designs on it. This however is because of the effect of camera obscura or the dark chamber that is opened for the visitors. Once inside the dark chamber there is another unique scene that the viewers can have a look at once they have adjusted to the dark.
The next gallery presented the gradual change that camera and photography have undergone over the years. A place was set up where the visitors could have their photos clicked in a photo booth. The video of artist Shaun Irving’s work and his concept of the camera truck was also shown. It gave the visitors a chance to see how the artists created their masterpiece. This gallery also featured Courtney Johnson’s work created with the pinhole camera that was homemade.
The third gallery featured the Camp Unity project where the creative genius of adults with difficulties was shown. This artwork was different from others as the artists were asked to show their personal achievements and traits. The last gallery featured works by Sally Mann and Pam Fox that contained photographs of scenes and objects. Pam Fox used a camera that was over 100 years old and had a large format. The exhibit provided immense knowledge about the essence and methods of photography and will be opened to the public for free through January.
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WGNS Talk Radio’s president is Scott Walker, but in his spare time he digs into a side of life which is unseeable to the mainstream of their population. He looks for the homeless, the poorest among people. Scott’s street photography are tales that you have to go through. He takes snaps of life, captures pain, addiction, homelessness, sorrow and happiness.
As a photographer, often he is asked why he is attracted to these people. Scott told that he is curious. He likes to ask a lot of questions after he take snaps to find out what makes a person tick, what landed them where they are today.
He also serve others and encourages others them to do when he does. Clicking snaps of the life which some lead could open the eyes of many who fail to slow down and take in what or who they walk past every day.
In general, he takes a friend with him as they look for the subjects of his snaps. They offer a voice and give proper respect. He knocks on the door of some of the motels, trailers and poorest homes. He goes to camps under bridges as well as hidden in wooded places. A recent visit to a homeless tent led to a chat with a camper who talked about how he relished smoking crack, but only if it was free crack.
Once, Walker and his friend Jerry randomly knocked on the door of a Nashville home and they ended up having an hour conversation regarding life with a ninety three year old lady who said them that she drinks beer daily.
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