Photographs by Jerrold Meyer
I am a long-time resident of Amherst, a Professor Emeritus at UMass in the Dept. of Psychological and Brain Sciences, and a member of the Quabbin Photo Group. I particularly enjoy capturing images of nature (landscapes and wildlife) and other objects of interest while traveling. I have named the present exhibition "Through the Camera Lens", which reflects my aim of memorializing the places I’ve visited and the things I've seen as interpreted through the art of photography. The locations where these photos were taken include Iceland, Kenya, Venice, San Antonio, Nova Scotia, Zambia, Thailand, and Scotland. For those who are interested, many more photographs can be seen on my SmugMug webpage here: https://massprof.smugmug.com/Favorites/n-Zp2GK. For information about purchasing any photograph either from this exhibition or from my webpage, printed and mounted in your choice of format, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photographs by Dave Madeloni
A year into the pandemic, I found myself jogging on the Northampton bike trail, and stopped to take a picture of a puddle. I went home, put the pic into my computer and for some unknown reason decided to turn it upside down. From that day on, my creative world turned upside down. After 5 decades of taking photos of people, I found a new passion: capturing reflections of puddles. There is beauty all around us, but I never realized that the thousands of places where rain gathered for temporary refuge, that I passed without notice, could hold such beauty and vulnerability.