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"Lost Places" | Jan to Mar | 2 Pillsbury Street

Lost Places exhibit from Steve Genatossio

“My camera serves as a time machine. The subjects that intrigue me are man-made structures whose time here is limited. Most often when I return to a location the subjects have vanished or been altered in a significant way. The Old World has icons that have lasted thousands of years while the New World seems to tire easily of most things. I believe in preservation and my camera helps to preserve it's subjects in a time to which one cannot go back.”

In addition here is some updated info about me from my website.

Steve Genatossio is a fine art photographer based in the New Hampshire Seacoast area.

He is a graduate of the New England School of Photography and ran a successful commercial studio specializing in product photography during the eighties. Since the early nineties, Steve has concentrated on fine art photography. Known mostly for his black and white depictions of decrepit abandoned buildings shot with film, the more recent digital projects that he’s worked on seem to share the same common thread of time found in the earlier work.          

Steve’s philosophy is simple.

"I photograph familiar objects and places with intent to spark feelings of nostalgia in the viewer”


Thanks to Greece Press Release | November 2018

Two NHAA photographers portray the beauty of Greece, release of book ‘Athens Twice Seen’

PORTSMOUTH - It’s more than the art of photographers Richard Moore and Sarah Flause that go on exhibit in “Thanks To Greece,” for the month of November at the New Hampshire Art Association’ Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery.
“There’s quite a backstory,” Moore says. “We went to Greece with a group from the New Hampshire Institute of Art a couple of years ago. ... There was a refugee center just down from the little hotel we stayed in, and that was the beginning of our awakening. ... Greece opened our eyes to the worldwide issue of refugees.”
The photographers are donating 80 percent of the sale of each photograph to the International Rescue Committee, which they carefully researched. The remaining 20 percent will go to the NHAA.
“In Greece we saw how the Greeks themselves welcome refugees and share what they have when government and NGO (non-governmental organization) programs fail - and with the Greek economy itself in crisis,” Moore said. “Greece opened our eyes to the waves of humanity now homeless on our planet and the glimmers of hope for a humane response. We want to do what we can.” “Thanks To Greece” won’t include images of refugees, but rather the beauty of Greece. “My work is more cerebral,” Moore says. “Sarah’s is classic black and white – exquisite prints. “We’re selling them all for very modest prices. We want everything to move out the door.” Moore’s work is from his “Twice Seen” series. “Basically I followed in the ‘photo-steps’ of the earliest photographers in Athens, when they were photographing ancient sites being rediscovered,” he explained. “I then photographed the same scenes today and digitally merged the two so the past and present are intermingled.”

Many of the NHAA exhibit selections were exhibited this summer in the Nikos Hadjikyriakos- Ghikas Gallery of the Hellenic American Union in Athens, Greece.

Flause will exhibit her black and white works “including a variety of different areas.” “Landscape, crafts/trades/arts, religious elements, and classical and vernacular architecture – so if you prefer an alternative to landscapes,” she said.

The exhibit opening will also be the launch for Moore’s “Athens Twice Seen,” the second publication of his “Twice Seen” series, and the culmination of two years work. The title on the cover is in both English and Greek, although the text is entirely in English. This, Moore said, is out of his respect for the Greek language and people.
The book will be released Nov. 1, with a special reception and book signing on Saturday, Nov. 3, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the gallery.

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“Thanks to Greece” – NH Art Association photographers Richard Moore and Sarah Flause

Where: N.H. Art Association’s Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery, 136 State Street, Portsmouth

When: Oct. 31 through Dec. 2. Opening reception, Friday, Nov.2, from 5 to 8 p.m. Special reception and book signing of “Athens Twice Seen” by Richard Moore on Saturday, Nov. 3, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the gallery

Gallery hours: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Sundays from 12 to 5 p.m.

Artwork:

“The Parthenon” a composite photograph with a stereoscopic slide from 1911 by Richard Moore

“The Parthenon”, a black and white photograph by Sarah Flause




Images of Canterbury Press Release | September & October 2018

NHAA photographer’s work on display at Concord Chamber
CONCORD – New Hampshire Art Association member Michael Sterling will have a photography exhibit titled, “Images of Canterbury,” at the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce from Sept 5. through October.

Sterling has been photographing for most of his adult life. Following his move to the New Hampshire Seacoast, and with the evolution of digital photography, his involvement with photographic art and with the artist community has grown significantly.

Sterling’s artistic interests include landscapes, cityscapes, architecture and old buildings. He also enjoys creating environmental portraits, capturing the subject in a setting or pose that displays their personality and lifestyle.

“About three years ago, I discovered Canterbury Shaker Village,” Sterling said. “I was impressed with the village buildings, both inside and out, and the grounds.”

Sterling said he was especially taken with the Shaker sense of style and simplicity in most everything they designed from chairs to brooms to wooden boxes.

“At that time, I had begun a project to photograph old mills, historic sites, and similar venues,” he said. “What drew me to this work was the sense of history in these places and the idea creating a photographic record for future generations.”

Sterling said he is still in the early phases of capturing Canterbury.

“I am not the first, nor will I be the last, to document this place,” he said. “The staff there has been wonderful and provided access during off-hours. Most of my work at the Village has been in black and white. However, for this exhibit, I chose to show some of the subtle colors of the buildings and interiors.”

Michael studied photography at The New School and International Center for Photography, both in New York City, and the New Hampshire Institute of Art in Manchester. He resides in Portsmouth.

Sterling is currently President of the New Hampshire Society of Photographic Artists. He is also a juried member of the New Hampshire Art Association and was on its board. He is a contributing photographer to “Portsmouth Magazine” and “The Sound Online,” and has been published I magazines, newspapers and travel catalogues.

Sterling’s work is represented in the permanent collections of Optima Bank and Trust and the Exeter Chamber of Commerce. His photographs were on display in Senator Jean Shaheen’s “Experience New Hampshire” exhibits in Washington, D.C., as well as the Washington, D.C. and the New Hampshire offices of U.S. Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter.

The Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The chamber is located at 49 South Main Street, Suite 104, Concord.

“Shaker Simplicity”, a photograph by Michael Sterling