A Statement by the ImageMakers of Monterey
In art, luminosity is often thought of as the quality of light the artwork emanates. Painters use intelligently crafted color and tonal variations to recreate this light. A photographer captures a scene using film or digital sensor. Luminosity is reestablished through the art of the photographic craft; the knowledge of the tools and techniques.
As with most artistic expressions, the light falling upon the subject and the patterns of luminance radiating from the subject capture the artist’s eye. The artist’s passion ignites. This becomes a dance of emotion, inspiration and an unseen driving force to communicate an enlightened thought or expression. A master image-maker gives punctuation to this expression. It is this artistic dance that creates the luminosity of the print and the illumination of the artist. This artistic dance truly becomes the art of image-making.
In a realized work of art—a fine photographic print—the illumination of the artist is offered to the viewer. Luminosity radiates outward to the viewer encouraging a relationship with the subject—encouraging a deeper look into the subject and consequently a deeper view into oneself. The work presented in this exhibit is released from the grasp of the artist’s hands and presented to the viewer. What does the print conjure? What does it express? What does the print reflect? Does the subject continue to illuminate? Has the artist, even for just one moment, mastered the art of image-making?
The ImageMakers of Monterey wish to thank you for your support of this fundraising exhibit. Many artists have donated more than what is required; some have donated one hundred percent of their print proceeds from this exhibit to the Center for Photographic Art. We are grateful for the generosity of all who support the vital photographic craft and community. We thank you for sharing in this Luminosity.
The ImageMakers of Monterey
List of Artists
Annelies de Kater
David J. Gubernick
An Organization of Fine Art Photographers from the Monterey Bay Area
The ImageMakers of Monterey was formed in April 1996 by a group of fine art photographers on the Monterey Peninsula who wanted to create a venue where they could exchange ideas about the rapidly evolving world of contemporary photography. They also wanted to review and discuss new work in progress by their fellow artists. From an initial group of six photographers, the ImageMakers of Monterey has grown to an enthusiastic organization of over 50 members.
Members work with black and white and color using traditional, alternative and digital methods. Their work includes documentary, landscapes, portraits, underwater sea life, architecture, still life, and a variety of other types of subject matter. The group includes instructors from local colleges and a number of well-known photographic workshops, published authors, and photographers that have exhibited locally, nationally, and internationally.
The ImageMakers of Monterey feel that the informal manner used to structure the organization maximizes the free exchange of ideas and provides inspiration and encouragement to a group of highly motivated photographers dedicated to the production of high quality fine art photographs. The group meets monthly to share work and discuss new ideas.
It is the goal of the ImageMakers of Monterey to ensure that photography, as a vital art form, will continue and thrive on the Monterey Peninsula. Our website can be viewed at www.imagemakers.org.