Through The Body:
Images Of The Human Body Using Alternative Photographic Techniques
Photographic imagery that focuses on the human body as depicted in hand-made prints using a variety of alternative photographic processes are on display.
August 5th – October 1st, 2022
Reception Friday August 5th, 5- 7pm.
This exhibition features the work of 29 artists from across the United States and one from Ecuador.
Jim Allen, Rebekah Alviani, Anne Auld, Ray Bidegain, Diana Bloomfield, Ally Christmas, Dennis Collins, Kendra Connally, Walter Duddington, Julie Enos, Vallarie Enriquez, Frani Evedon, Blair Friederich, Rheana Gardner, Stephanie Gerhart, Nicholas Gialanella. Colin Knight, Kathleen Koopman, Lance Larson, Chantal Lesley, Michael McFadden, Angel O’Brien, Robert Oehl, Monica Paez Espinosa, Carmen Ruiz, Kris Sanford, Brianna Taylor, Marcia Tinker, Jacob Wachal
Michael Puff is a retired software architect at Stanford University and a former theater set designer. He now concentrates his energy on Fine Art Photography using 19th century printing processes.
Always involved in the visual arts, Michael began by studying painting. As a young adult, he worked as a scenic painter. During his university years, while pursuing a degree in Theater Arts and Egyptian Archaeology, he designed scenery winning several San Francisco Bay Area Theater Critics awards.
His favorite subjects for photography encompass the natural world, the surreal and dancers. “I’m partial to images which are like theater, innovative, thought-provoking, and play with reality and illusion.” The captured movement created by performers forms a foundation for many of my images.
Michael has actively pursued photography as an art form since 2004. Beginning the spring of 2011, through workshops and private session, he has studied platinum/palladium printing with master printer Mark I. Nelson. Michael immediately fell in love with the hand made printing process. Additionally, he has attended workshops led by Greg Gorman, Elizabeth Opalenik, Diana Bloomfield, and Brian Taylor.
Puff’s work has been exhibited at the Ryan Gallery at Art Intersection, Gilbert, AZ; de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA; and LightBox Photographic Gallery, Astoria, OR. His work is included in the book Digital Negatives with QuadToneRIP published in 2021 by Focal Press.
Michael will be teaching a Platinum/Palladium Printing workshop Saturday, August 6th and Sunday, August 7th, 2022.