Photoville – Roman Siromakha

©Roman Siromakha

©Roman Siromakha

We value Photoville because it gives us a chance to meet hundreds of people that love photography, people like Roman Siromakha.

This year at Photoville, Leica and Digital Silver Imaging co-sponsored an exhibition by photographer Mark Mann. In addition, Leica had a tent where they were loaning cameras for 90 minute blocks.

During the event I met an enthusiastic young man, Roman Siromakha.  I told him that he could borrow a Leica, free, for 90 minutes. His excitement was not diminished when he discovered that the Leica he wanted most, the M Monochrom, was out on loan.

Roman, a lover of black & white, said he would return the next day to give the M Monochrome a spin. Roman did return late in the afternoon of the following day. Still enthusiastic he completed the necessary paperwork and departed with the M Monochrom.

As night fell Roman returned more thrilled than before. We spoke with Leica’s Renee Perez and Antonio Di Benedetto about the virtues of the M Monochrom. Roman was full of superlatives and promised to show us the images. True to his word he did show us the images, and including a blog post with his experience. To read about his experience with the Leica visit his post on the blog Exposure. You can see more of Roman’s images on his website .

Roman is a talented young photographer, but what really impressed me about him was his positive energy and love of the art. Photography needs more people like Roman Siromakha. Yes, he has skill, but more than that Roman Siromakha has passion. His joy is inspiring, I just want to say that meeting Roman was truly our pleasure.

Thanks Roman and thanks Photoville!

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Dead 50 Years, Herb Greene

Limited Edition Print ©Herb Greene

Limited Edition Print ©Herb Greene

Dead 50 Years, is an exhibition of photographs of the Grateful Dead from their inception. Herb Greene, as a young San Francisco photographer, befriended the band in the 1960s and created some of the era’s most iconic images of the Dead and Rock’n Roll.

This exhibition will feature Grateful Dead photographs selected by Greene himself. Not to be missed by Dead fans, and photo lovers alike, Dead 50 Years will showcase Greene’s keen eye for making impactful portraits. Not just a photographer-for-hire, Herbie was a friend and collaborator with the performers he photographed.

Herb Greene was recently featured and profiled in a special LIFE publication on The Grateful Dead’s 50 Year anniversary. He has photographed many Rock greats including, Janis Joplin, Jefferson Airplane, Sly Stone,  The Pointer Sisters, Jeff Beck and Led Zeppelin.

Meet Herbie Greene on Thursday October 1,  6-8:00 PM
Live Music provided by the Sorry Honeys and
Hors d’oeuvres by The Loading Dock

Special Saturday Hours, 10/10, 12:00-4:00 PM

Herb Greene will be on hand to sign a limited edition print created from his famous image of the Grateful Dead on the corner of Haight and Ashbury.  This limited edition print will be available for purchase through the website and at our gallery, 9 Brighton Street, Belmont, MA.

Limited Edition Print – Dead 50 Years

Exclusively for this exhibition, designer Don Pasewark and Herb Greene have designed a limited edition print. Archivally printed on acid-free Hahnemühle Photo Rag, Deckle Edge paper. Signed copies in two sizes, 17×22 and 13×19, edition of 50 each. To purchase click on tab below.

17×22 Dead 50 Years Print $150 Dead 17×22

13×19 Dead 50 Years Print $100 Dead 13×19

Exhibition Dates: Mon-Fri 9-5, September 21 – October 10, 2015,
Location: 9 Brighton Street, Belmont MA
Opening: Thursday October 1,  6-8:00 PM

Special Saturday Hours, 10/10, 12:00-4:00 PM

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DSI Portfolio Award Winners Announced

Recognizing an outstanding image series from a field of excellent options is a jurors task – sharing this responsibility with Becky Senf and Laura Bidwell was my privilege and pleasure. The inaugural DSI Portfolio Award drew an engaging mix of content and subject matter from a wide geographic audience of recently graduated photographers.

Amiko Li congratulations on receiving our First Place Award! All three jurors responded to your evocative body of work featuring innovative perspectives, use of color and a wide reach of content. As Laura Bidwell stated, “There is a lot of good here.” We felt your technical ability matched your perceptual blend of serendipity and mystery. Becky Senf noted how your work transcends aspects of street photography into portraiture. Your series left us content to sit with each image alone – yet eager to see more of your story.

Elaine Bezold congratulations on receiving an Honorable Mention Award. Your black and white portfolio brought to mind the work of Ralph Gibson as noted by Becky Senf. We all three were intrigued by your ability to conflate domesticity with an ominous overtone. Your sequencing was bold and brave reflecting your strong sense of narration and firm grasp of an individual style. Each sharply graphic image conveyed a world of possibilities with a lingering sense of wonder and curiosity.

Nicholas Mehedin congratulations on receiving an Honorable Mention Award. Your series seamlessly combines place and person. Intrigue was deftly conveyed by your defiant use of light and shadow. Simultaneously your pleasing color palette was sparse yet purposeful. The unexpected sequencing led us to be inquisitive – curious where we were being transported to next and asking why.


Amiko Li, Glasses


Amiko Li, Kate


Amiko Li, Parachute


Amiko Li, Red


Amiko Li, Venus


Elaine Bezold


Elaine Bezold


Elaine Bezold


Elaine Bezold


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Nicholas Mehedin


Nicholas Mehedin


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