Photo of the Month – May 2012

Stairs & Shadows, Artists Village - Santa Ana, CA

Stairs & Shadows, Artists Village - Santa Ana, CA

Stairs & Shadows, Artists Village – Santa Ana, CA

The shapes and textures of the early twentieth century buildings in the Santa Ana Artists Village have caught my eye since around 2005, when I started exhibiting my photos at AvantGarden- the Art Gallery, but, for one reason or another, I had never really taken the time to explore the area photographically. This most recent December, my friend Roseanne Greenfield-Thong and I were talking about a local place where we could photograph together, and I remembered the Artists Village. I photographed this stairway from the second floor of the parking structure on Third Street, facing north. My goal was not to accurately represent the architecture of the stairway, but to convey in a more abstract way the feeling I had of the rhythm of the forms and shadows.

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Image Date: December 26, 2011, 3:33pm

Exposure: Canon EOS 5D MarkII – EF180mm f/3.5L Macro Lens – f29 – 1/50sec

Media: Printed April 2012 – Canon iPF5100 Archival Pigment Inkjet
Moab Entrada Rag Bright 100% Cotton Acid Free Paper – Archivally Matted
Framed in 20 X 26″ Pewter colored Aluminum Frame with UV  filtering Acrylic glass


This photo will be available for viewing and purchase at AvantGarden – The Art Gallery on the First Saturday Artwalks on May 5 & June 2…I will not be able to attend the May 5 Artwalk personally, but I will be working in the Gallery on Friday, May 18th, from 5-9pm…The Gallery is also going to be open most weekend nights…check the website or call for more info…

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