For centuries artists have gathered inspiration from creating images of the same scene under different light and seasons. Nahant offers spellbinding vistas throughout the four seasons and under a vast range of light. I have been photographing Nahant for over two decades, largely for personal use. However, in July of 2015 at the Museum of Fine Arts, there was a retrospective on Katsushika Hokusai from 1830-1832 of nearly all of his prints from “Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji” and including the Great Wave that became so iconic. In viewing this exhibition I realized that by focusing on different aspects of the same major landmark, there are new perspectives on light and feeling. It became apparent that I had included Egg Rock in many of my photos, and I started to both search past images and create new ones featuring Egg Rock. From a catalog spanning ten years with a closer focus of nearly a thousand images over the last four years, I have pared this down to “36 Views of Egg Rock.”
Emory Sayre De Castro has lived in Nahant for around 25 years, and continues to be utterly spellbound by the beauty of the sea and shore. Raised in Southern New England’s Eastern Long Island amongst descendants of Portuguese whalers and members of the Shinnecock Tribe, his father was a Captain in the Merchant Marine and always stressed awareness of the weather and celestial bodies. De Castro has sailed extensively, including taking voyages on small boats to Bermuda and the Bahamas. In addition to photography, De Castro is a writer with a focus on non-fiction. A trained scientist, he currently is a technologist developing products that impact clean energy creation and storage. Largely through his scientific work, De Castro has travelled to South Korea, Japan, China, Greece, Brazil, Europe, the United Kingdom, as well as to several Polynesian Islands and to New Zealand, and still he remains entranced by the wonders of light, land, air and water of Nahant.
Work prints have been described as quickly made prints culled from contact sheets, enlarged and hung in studio for review and reflection. This group of work prints include color prints from Boston’s Free Speech Rally in 2017 and vintage black & white New York City street photography from the 1970’s.
"More Egg Rock!"
We continue the Egg Rock theme with five views of Egg Rock taken from the 2005 Nahant Historical Society publication “The Painted Shores”.
A precious Egg Rock postcard message takes us back to 1911 and reminds us of its persistent beauty and allure.
And...we have a taste of “Old Egg Rock Whiskey” 1907 vintage!
"Chasing The Sparks"
“Chasing The Sparks”
Photojournalism of Roland Oxton, Stanley Forman and Robert Wilson
A new exhibition at 41Gallery features news photography from an era where unrestricted access to news events, ingenuity and a knack for being in the right place at the right time always produced great photojournalism, captured dramatic moments and often… award winning results!
“Chasing The Sparks” brings together three photographers whose work spans several decades of news photography in the greater Boston area. The photographers, all with a North Shore connection, strive to capture moments… sparks if you will, that communicate the essence of the scene unfolding before them. This exhibit showcases some of the best examples of those efforts.
Roland “Rollie” Oxton served as a US Army photo corps photographer during World War II and went on to become a Pulitzer Prize winning photographer for the Record American/Boston Herald. For almost three decades his work captured the range of human emotion from sheer terror to moments of joy and even humor.
Stanley Formanis a photojournalist and videographer whose work has won him three Pulitzer Prizes and many other awards. Stanley’s career began when his father gave him a camera almost 50 years ago. While on staff for the Boston Herald American, Stanley’s work set the standard for spot news photography creating powerful images that have stood the test of time. He continues to bring us his unique visual perspective and uncanny sense of timing as a videographer for WCVB-TV in Boston.
Robert Wilsonphotographed for the Cambridge Chronicle and Somerville Journal back in the mid-70’s and early 1980’s. As a staff photographer for the Somerville Journal his news and feature story work captured city life… people, parades, poodles, politics, police and fire.
The gallery is proud to announce the “Chasing The Sparks” exhibition has opened at The Boston Fire Museum. The multi-media version of the exhibitionwill become a permanent exhibit at the museum on Farnsworth Street in Boston’s Seaport District.
"Remembering The Valiant"
Sometime around 1955 Raymond Palombo, Charles Baxter and Frank McClain hatched plans to build a 80 foot fishing dragger. Built between the Palombo and McClain's homes, this exhibition documents the almost 10 year endeavour of the fishing dragger Valiant. Launch week generated much excitement in Town and nationally being covered by Life Magazine and a representative sent by President Kennedy attending the launch here in Nahant.
Somerville artist and teacher Jane Goldman’s “Nahant Watercolor Workshop” celebrates a 10 year tradition with this wonderful exhibition of watercolor paintings. Artists include Sharon Adams, Barbara Berke, Dan deStefano, Ann Gabhart, Jane Goldman, Norman Laliberte, Anita Lincoln, Carolyn Newberger, Chris Pullmam, Nancy Sinsabaugh, Ed Tarlov, Suzanne Tarlov, Pam Watson, Frances Webb and Margaret Shepherd.
“Milo, The Guardian of Egg Rock"
“Milo, The Guardian of Egg Rock" Also showing during the Watercolor Connections show are a dozen of Dan deStefano’s original watercolor paintings from his upcoming book entitled “Milo, The Guardian of Egg Rock”.
More Coming Soon!
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