I’m very pleased to announce two of my images from Burning Man have juried into the RayKo Photo Center’s 9th Annual International Juried Plastic Camera Show. Thanks Ann!
I am frequently asked, “What is a plastic camera”? Simply put, it is a camera made of plastic or more specifically a lens made of plastic. In other words, low quality, crappy optics. For me using a plastic camera translates into freedom from the technological aspects of photography allowing me to concentrate on the graphics and design of an image.
These photographs were created using a Kodak “Fun Saver Panoramic” disposable camera that I reload with Kodak Tri-X black & white film. Like most artists I’m a control freak when it comes to my art. I process my own film and do all my own printing, both optical and digital. I make my own scans and print these images digitally on Hahnemühle Photo Rag paper using an Epson 7890 printer with K3 ink set for an archival quality print that will last for generations.
The Opening Artists Reception is Wednesday, March 9th from 6-8pm.
The exhibition runs from March 9th through April 29th, 2016
The Opening is free and open to the public. Many of the artists will be at the artists’ reception. Please support the arts by attending arts events and buying art. Hope to see you there!
For the sixth year in a row I have juried into the RayKo Photo Center’s International Plastic Camera Show!
“Equality Now!” shot with Kodak Tri-X film, through a Kodak “Fun Saver Panoramic 35” disposable camera will grace the walls of the RayKo Center along with so many other incredible artists’ work, including the two fantastic featured artists, Jennifer Shaw & Ernie Button.
Opening Reception is Wednesday, March 11th 6:00 – 8:00pm. Hope to see you there!
I am so excited to be a part of openings on both the East and West Coasts! I juried into Soho Photo’s Krappy Kamera XV, and the RayKo Photo Center’s 6th Annual International Juried Plastic Camera Show!
“Steens Mountain” will be hanging at Soho Photo’s Krappy Kamera XV in New York City.
Opening Reception Tuesday, March 5th 6:00 – 8:00PM
I am thrilled to be a part of the RayKo Photo Center’s Plastic Camera Show!
“Rodeo Queen” was selected by Ann Jastrab, juror for the 6th Annual Plastic Camera show. My B&W panoramic images are photographed using Kodak “Fun Saver Panoramic 35” disposable cameras, reloaded with Kodak Tri-X film over and over again. This photograph was shot a few years back at the Columbia County Fair and Rodeo near St. Helens, Oregon. I modify the camera by gently filing the interior of the frame, creating an irregular rebate edge. I also install a yellow gelatin filter between the lens and the film inside the camera. I process all of my own film.
I will be attending the Opening Reception. I hope to see you there!
I am very excited to have a print hanging at the RayKo Photo Center’s 5th Annual Plastic Camera Show that opens January 18th through March 6th. Opening reception is also January 18th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. This opening is the first one I will have missed! The opening party is great fun for everyone. Please support the arts and attend the opening, and buy a print!
I attended opening night at the RayKo Center in San Francisco for their 4th Annual Juried International Plastic Camera Show. The show was nothing short of incredible! The walls were filled with fantastic imagery created by plastic camera artists. The halls were packed with wide eyed, eager folks looking to get there fill of fine art photography. I have two images in the show curated by Ann Jastrab of the RayKo Center. It was a great evening partying with plastic camera aficionados.
Aline Smithson chatting with folks.
Crowds admiring the works
Wall of featured artists Michelle Bates and Sam Grant.
Plastic camera art by Aline Smithson, Michelle Bates, and Sam Grant.
Grid of nine images by Michelle Bates, with Aline Smithson.
The RayKo Photo Center’s Opening for their annual plastic camera show in San Francisco was a wonderful event. Teeming with patrons of the arts, all eager to view the images of the 80+ photographers. Red dots started to show up on prints as the evening progressed. Fun was had by all who were in attendance.