Ansel Adams took black and white photography to a completely new level, producing some of the 20th century's most iconic photographic images and elevating photography to a fine art through peerless technical mastery.
Join CMATO for "Fine Art in Black & White", an exploration of the process of black and white photography and what goes into creating a stunning and timeless image, on Saturday, March 23 at . Presented by recognized experts, Stephanie Hogue-Davis and John C. Lewis, this presentation addresses two of the most important but rarely discussed aspects of being a true photographic artist -- capturing and creating a fine print.
Admission is free for CMATO members and $10 for non-members.
About the Experts:
John Lewis is a native Californian and masterful storyteller. His passion for create compelling images is evident in the way he thoughtfully captures his subjects. Lewis’ assignment and special projects photography include fine art, social documentary and the urban landscape. John has worked on projects for the Getty Conservation Institute documenting cultural and anthropological heritage sites in Abomey, Benin and at Laetoli in Tanzania. Closer to home, other projects include commissions from Skirball Cultural Center and The Huntington Library. His prints are held in the collections of The J. Paul Getty Museum, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, The Witliff Collection of Southwest and Mexican Photography. Awards have come from Agfa and UNESCO for his work on world heritage sites and from Ilford for a grand Prize in Silver, a competition for traditional black and white processes. John received his BFA in Professional Photography from Brooks Institute. In 2007 he was presented an honorary Masters Degree for his lifetime commitment to the field of professional photography.
A Texas native, Stephanie moved to Southern California in 1987 to attend the University of San Diego. While pursuing her passion for photography, she received a bachelor’s degree from the highly regarded Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara. Settling down in Ventura, California, Stephanie began a very successful wedding and portrait business, earning the respect and admiration of the Hollywood elite, in addition to being hired for presidential and senatorial campaigns for her unique style. Her work has been published in multiple publications including Time Magazine, People, InStyle, Modern Bride and many others. In 2012, Stephanie pursued her lifelong dream and founded Latitudes Fine Art Gallery in Ventura, California. Latitudes showcases her work and that of longtime friend, renowned marine and wildlife photographer, Steve Munch. With rave reviews and success in California, she opened a second Latitudes Gallery on the island of Kauai, in the beautiful Po’ipu Beach area. After their first book sold out, a second hardcover book was published in 2018 with plans for another in 2019 capturing the beauty of the Hawaiian islands.