Category Archives: Photography

The REDEFINE Magazine Arts Blog Has Moved!

Hi! Just wanted to write to let you know that our blog is now being hosted directly on our website, at:

http://www.redefinemag.com/arts/

Please update your links and blog readers. We will also be starting to update on a more frequent basis, hopefully daily, so if you have art news, show openings, or work you would like to pass onto us, please write us at letters@redefinemag.com ~

Thank you! 🙂

Rock & Roll Photographer Theresa Kereakes Exhibits Unguarded Moments

Photojournalism frequently documents tales of strife and woe, but it less frequently documents music. This December and January, Theresa Kereakes will fix that issue with her show at the gallery / store, Metropolis, in Lancaster, PA.

Unguarded Moments: Backstage and Beyond will showcase photos from a time when artists like Billy Idol and Iggy Pop were making waves in the music scene. Backstage and in homes, Kereakes’ photos capture the moments in between the sell-out shows, giving regular everyday fans a glimpse into grandeur. Kereakes’ first photo shoot was for the legendary punk band The Germs, which pulled her into a world of music from the late ’70s Sunset Strip scene. The show will feature images of The Germs, Joan Jett, Billy Idol, The Cramps, The Ramones, The Dead Boys, Debbie Harry, and many, many more talented and influential artists.

Opening reception takes place from 5:00pm to 9:00pm on December 5th, 2008, at 154 N Prince St., Lancaster, PA.

PULSE Helps Children Through Music And Art

Tomorrow, thirty-five artists will come together to Staver Locomotive to create art that will be auctioned off to benefit The Children’s Heart Foundation, a non-profit organization whose mission is to fund research to diagnose, prevent, and treat congenital heart defects. The event, called PULSE will start from 5:00pm. The artists will work side-by-side to create art pieces and sell them at 9:00pm’s silent auction.

At $100 a VIP ticket and $45 a normal ticket, one can expect that PULSE largely features the work of fine artists with styles that are relatively tame and house-friendly. Nonetheless, here are some artists who create pieces that are simultaneously edgy and accessible.


Robin Damore‘s polaroid transfer, taken in Portland. On this piece, Damore says, ” At the top of the stairs in Pioneer Square is the statue of the man with the umbrella – I laid down, shot up at him with a fish-eye lens and when I did the transfer the emulsion pulled away leaving the patches of blue that looked like clouds – another lucky accident.”


Trish Grantham utilizes vintage paper, acrylic, ink, and watercolors in this cartoonishly cute La Familia.


Lorna Nakell‘s Ghost Ship builds landscapes and silhouettes out of abstract backgrounds. Hand-cut paper, resin, pencil, charcoal, and acrylics all play a role in this piece that looks as complex as its materials.


A variety of shapes, colors, and treatments greet viewers in this piece by Meg Scheminske that knows no bounds.


Alisha Wessler knows how to send forth a solid message using abstract shapes in Maiden Voyage.

Tim Zimmerman’s Snowboard Photography at Snowboard Connection

This Saturday, Tim Zimmerman, a photographer who has graced the pages of the nation’s best snowboard publications, will be showing his work at Seattle’s Snowboard Connection. Stop by the pre-show for free beverages and signings by Travis Rice and Mark Landvik.

Polaroid PoGo Portable Printer in U-District

Never heard of the Polaroid PoGo until now, but this little advertisement was pretty interesting and eye-catching. So what is the PoGo? It’s a portable printer. The quality is not nearly comparable to a glossy printed photo, but it’s good enough for its size and convenience. 2″ x 3″ borderless prints print in under a minute. On the downside, however, it’s hard to imagine people will really have a use for these things over a use for the now sadly extinct Polaroid.

Bending Minds With Photographer Rodolphe Simeon

Our recent trip to Canada brought with it many, many introductions to talented young artists… one of which was Rodolphe Simeon, who currently resides in Paris. The images shown below are from Simeon’s M-People series, a series which is heavy on makeup, concept, and androgyny — all good things when done correctly. Other galleries on Simeon’s website include a portrait study of street people, women, musicians, and miscellaneous fun characters.

Simeon doesn’t really need our help, as he has been published internationally and domestically in publications such as Esquire and Rolling Stone, but his work is definitely worth taking a look at.

Whit Bronaugh at the Bellevue Art Museum ArtFair

Nature photography at its finest! From Eugene, Oregon, Whit Bronaugh‘s work surely must be the result of plenty an early morning treks into nature; many of his pieces deal with the play of water on nature. Unfortunately, their website didn’t have many of the pieces that I saw in person today — including one mind-blowing piece of a dew covered spiderweb — but here’s a fine (but rather small) example of the play between water and nature.