Thursday, February 26, 2009

Rayko Plastic Camera Show

Last night San Francisco's Rayko Photo Center held the opening for their 2nd Annual International Juried Plastic Camera Show. We arrived promptly at the designated 6pm start time hoping to have a chance to view the assembled masterpieces before crowds decended en mass. Good idea but the gallery was packed from the get go.

The show featured the excellent work of Roy Berkowitz (double color image seen here), Michael Emery, and Aline Smithson

I've admired the work of Tinker Green for several years. Using the very tiny self-portrait he uses as an icon on Flickr I was able to recognize Tinker and have a very pleasant conversation about our mutual interest in toy camera photography. Tinker has his work in the show too.

The variety of display choices and image innovation was enough to spend far more time digesting than the crowded gallery would permit.

A few of the compelling images of Aline Smithson line the bottom of this photo and Miles Mattison goes big on top.

Flickr pal Ann Texter scores a hit with this well known image.

Long time toy camera photographer Gordon Stettinius makes an appearance.

And then way in the back, well away from the frothy crowd surrounding the wine table, the remaining photos were to be found, including my panorama called Cantor Steps.

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