Over my more than 30 years of experience as a professional photographer dance has emerged as one of the most significant subjects in my work. To me the image of human bodies in rhythmic motion within a finite space is a portrayal of the deepest emotional essence of a human being.Continue reading “Dance: A Celebration of Human Expression”
Recently I was attending a workshop where a global data engineer listed creativity as the top job skill needed for success in the current economy. As a photography and digital media production professor I have often been asked “Can creativity be learned?”Continue reading “3 Theories of Creativity”
This week for me was about thinking about creativity and identifying what photography has in common with drawing and painting. By exploring the way in which a drawing provides simplicity, value, and the camera provides framing I was able to see where these three elements address every design element.Continue reading “In search of beauty in Math and Art”
Primordial – Upcoming Solo Exhibition by Ira Gardner at the Richmond Art Gallery in Spokane, Washington.
This upcoming solo exhibition of photographs by Ira Gardner presents an intersection of Neoplatonism and Zen art practices as a means of re-imagining a harmonious relationship between humans and nature within a framework of universal equality.
Reports of pipe bombs and the mass shooting at Tree of Life Synagogue yesterday dominate my thoughts today and bring me to my emotional knees in sorrow.
When the daily news is too heartbreaking to bear I am reminded of what Ansel Adams once said… “When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.”
I made this image in downtown today while on a quiet walk with with my wife. It is the warmth of her hand and the beauty of Autumn that restores my spirit.
This collection of work draws upon contemporary socio-political memes that are percolating in the public consciousness and gives voice to a dialectic through the creation of an ‘everyman’ character who is navigating a mediated technological landscape that seems to obfuscate the political ideology of conformity while promoting the perception of personal freedom.