Exhibition Dates: November 5 to December 2, 2008 Opening Reception: Thursday, November 6th, 2008, 6pm-9pm
A new show, Intimate Portraits II, opens at ViewPoint Gallery in November. Fourteen photographers have taken portraits of people close to them – family or friends, spouses, lovers, mothers, fathers, uncles, aunts, grandparents, sons and daughters.
Because of the close relationship between the artists and their subject, an extra element is brought into the photograph, a connection that may reveal itself within the picture. It could be anything from love to a feeling of tenderness, or just simply a mood of relaxation that allows the photographer to capture a side of the person they would normally hide in front of a stranger.
This hidden side of a portrait can make a picture go from ordinary to amazing, giving the viewers a whole set of connections to explore.