Prior to digital photography, it was necessary for photographers to decide if they were going to take color or black & white images and then load the appropriate film. As an avid photographer, John Brown usually carried two cameras, to have the option of shooting in both color and black & white.
With digital photography, presenting the image in color or black & white is a decision that can be made much later in the creative process. In "Digital Alternatives", John pushes this decision making to its furthest point: the gallery setting. By presenting images in both color and black & white, John is letting each viewer make that decision and asks them to cast their vote. Those who share their decision will be entered into a drawing to receive one of John Brown's artist proof prints.
Also on exhibit are images John took in New Orleans in the late 1960's. The original film negatives were scanned into a digital format, allowing additional processing before printing these images.
On the gallery's sliding panel walls, we will as usual, be displaying over 300 original works by Bay Area artists, for sale or for rent. In addition there are beautifully crafted, ceramic, wood and glass pieces, and original designer jewelry.
Reception: Meet the Artist on August 1, 3:00 - 5:00 PM