ViewPoint Gallery January 2017 exhibition
a solo exhibition by ViewPoint member Stephen Brake
January 5 to 29, 2017
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 5, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Artist Talk: Sunday, January 15, 2:00 pm
SymphoNY is based on a series of images I took in 2006-7 while in New York City. I used a slow shutter technique on the streets of Manhattan creating blurred images of people and things moving around the solidity of the city.
New York is a place of contrasts and contradictions, full of sound and action, squalor and decadence. There is a sense of a shared joke about the whole mess that there is nothing that can be done about the anarchy, so you might as well become one with it.
Stephen has been making photographic images for over 30 years. He studied photography at NSCAD University in Halifax where he graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography.
Stephen Brake is passionate about creating visually inspiring photographs. His expertise in light and composition guide him in capturing compelling images that tell a story and invoke a sense of a place.