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Arthur Ransome - Seeing Beyond Seeing

Harry Callahan suggested that “Photography is an adventure, just as life is an adventure.”  In this presentation we explore the adventure that is our unique lives by going beyond making images of the things we look at and instead create images of things that we feel.  Removing the distraction of color, black and white photography allows us to emphasize the feelings generated within us when our journey takes us into the magnificent wonder of the landscape, the cityscape or the people around us and our senses become roused.

Ransome Slideshow

Arthur's Biography 

A relative latecomer to fine art photography, Arthur began his photographic life when scuba diving in Puerto Rico during the six years that he lived there. Scuba diving introduced Arthur to sights that he could only describe through the photographs that he made. Although moving to the Washington DC / Baltimore area in 2005 stopped the scuba diving, Arthur continued to seek imagery above sea level. Working mainly with 35mm format cameras and sometimes large format, 4×5 view cameras (slowly using up his stock of very out of date Polaroid PN 55 film), Arthur photographs the black and white world that he sees around him. Although his subject matter is varied, he chooses subjects that express emotion and a sense of time, place and being.

Among others, Arthur’s work has been featured in Lenswork, B&W and SilvershotzMagazine and has been included in several exhibitions around the United States. Arthur has published two books of his work, Lonaconing Silk Mill: Portrait of a Place and Iceland, A Journey Into Dreams.

Arthur is an active speaker at national and international photography events as well as camera clubs. His work can be seen on his website, where he also maintains an active blog in which he notes his feelings, thoughts and philosophy about photography.

Thursday, March 21, 2019, 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM
Banana Factory
25 W 3rd St.
Bethlehem, PA  18015
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Bethlehem, PA