November 4 – December 23, 2022
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 5 at 2–4 pm
Color | Ink Studio & Gallery is pleased to present “Captured on Film”, an exhibition that debuts photography from a new project by Hazel Park photographer Eric Law. The show opens on November 4 and runs for seven weeks.
The photographs in this series are an intimate look at old, discarded and rusty things. Each image conveys a wonderful sense of the subject’s personality through individual portraits, as well as in the interactions of multiple objects. The photos are captured on traditional black and white film using a pinhole camera and hand-printed on silver-based paper.
“I love working with film,” Eric says, “and the precision it demands to achieve a desired result. There’s no fixing it later in the computer.” He goes on to explain, “A pinhole camera, which has no lens—only a tiny hole through which light is projected onto the film, is the earliest form of camera used by photographers. It enhances these portraits by adding a unique softness to the images. I’m delighted to be able to share my creative viewpoint using a completely analog approach.”
According to Gallery Director Candace Law, “Photographs made on film and exhibited with traditional darkroom prints are a rarity in this age of digital photography and inkjet prints. This exhibition offers a new look at a traditional photographic process and equipment that challenges us to rediscover fine-art photography with fresh eyes. The interactions of these objects invite us, as viewers, to enter each unique conversation.”
The public is invited to attend the Opening Reception on Saturday, November 5 from 2-4 pm. It’s free, and guests will have the opportunity to meet Eric and discuss his work in person. Light refreshments will be offered. There is ample parking in the lot and on the side streets. The exhibition is on display through December 23.
Eric is an accomplished fine art and commercial photographer. Late in a career in business, he discovered a passion for the fine art photograph and, through extensive personal study, developed his skills and personal vision as a photographer. His work has been exhibited in many galleries in the Detroit area, as well as nationally and internationally, and they are in several private collections. He is a member of Professional Photographers of America, and works from his studio in Hazel Park, Michigan.
Once the exhibition opens, you’ll be able to start your visit to the Gallery by exploring a virtual tour of the exhibition here. If you would prefer to view it in person, click here to schedule your visit, send an email to Gallery@ColorInkStudio.com, or telephone us at 248-398-6119. No appointment is needed to attend the Opening Reception; otherwise, the Gallery is open most weekdays by appointment. The original fine art on view in the exhibition will be available for purchase in the Gallery or securely online.