Monthly Archives: September 2011

Fine Art Photography Opening

Have you ever felt like a fish out of water?

I’ve illustrated that metaphor in a series of fine art images which have been featured “On TV!” in magazines, galleries and museums for more than a decade.

The technical concept:  fish are tossed by an assistant and are captured (photographed) in camera.   I use fish that I have collected and carry to typically arid locations far and near.   On one Denver NBC-TV broadcast we used real smelts!  The news special celebrated the 150th birthday of photography.

On October  6th I’ll be showing a new work, “Yipes!” shown here.  I was asked to present the print in the 35th Anniversary invitational group show, “Confluence”, at the Emmanuel Gallery on the Auraria Campus.    The opening reception is from 4-7 pm and you are invited.

It is my good fortune to work with Ron Landucci, fine art printer of Infinite Editions and Randolph Laub of Randolph Laub Studio who created an original profile to frame the piece.




Yipes! ©Diane Huntress 2011

Gesture Photography

Gesture + Color =  expression

Late afternoon sun creates shadow at Museum of Contemporary Art

Gesture in shadow ©Diane Huntress 2011

Carrara Marble Silhouette

“Recent research at Stanford University indicates that where previous studies of face recognition have been based on frontal views, studies with silhouettes show humans are able to extract accurate information about gender and age from the silhouette alone.”

In photography a silhouette is normally created against the light as in a french term, ‘contre-jour’.   I love this effect particularly in my Landscape of Wine series in the NW Italian region of Piedmont.   In the art of paper cutting out of  black paper creates a strong contrast telling a story emphasizing the lines and shapes of figures in silhouette.

Taking inspiration from a cool iphone app + Larry Kirkland’s public art piece, “East 2 West Source Point” + recent portraits I’ve created in silhouette this was fun to create.

The visible lines in the location  relate to the texture of the Carrara marble used to create this sculpture.



Lips Silhouette in Blues ©Diane Huntress