Acton Coffee House Art Exhibition
We are pleased to exhibit Rob Houghton's photographs in the café. Mr. Houghton has been taking photographs for over forty years. Since his recent retirement as a middle school teacher and principal, he has begun to exhibit his photography to the public. He was trained in black and white. In the 70s and 80s he took primarily medium and large format (4 x 5 inch negatives) photographs and developed and printed them in his own darkroom. This work was a blend of photojournalism, portraits and landscapes. For the past decade, his work has been exclusively digital with a mix of black and white and color images.
Mr. Houghton provides the following statement on the work exhibited at the café:
The photographs in this collection are close up images of nature or man- made objects. They are all taken using natural light and in their original settings. Having trained on a large format view camera where each photograph takes 10 minutes or more to compose and shoot, I learned to slow down, look carefully, and pay attention. This photographic process has lead to my close observations of the minute anatomical details, mathematical fractals & patterns, and the extreme beauty & complexity of nature and everyday objects. By “taking a closer look”, the subtleties of shape, color, shadows and light and other intriguing visual features, that might otherwise be overlooked, come to the forefront.
I took all the photographs in this collection with Nikon cameras and lenses. They are printed on Epson Fine Art or Exhibition papers. I print all my images on an Epson Stylus Pro 3880 printer using archival inks and papers. All the prints are dry mounted on archival foam core and have archival, acid free mats. All the pieces are also signed (both on the photograph as well as the mat board) and framed in conservation / UV protected glass. The large black and white photograph of a granite slab was printed on an Epson Stylus Pro 9900 printer on Epson Fine Art paper and framed in Plexiglas.
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Taking a Closer Look
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