PhotoPlace Gallery: Still Life: The Ordinary Made Extraordinary

I am so honored and humbled to be included in the exhibit Still Life: The Ordinary Made Extraordinary at PhotoPlace Gallery in Middlebury, Vermont. My mentor and boss, Tina Weitz, will also have one of her beautiful Polaroids featured in the exhibit. All of their exhibitions feature amazing, well-crafted imagery and I'm thankful to be a part of it. The exhibit will run between January 2nd and January 27th, making it my first show of 2017!

I am honored to have juried the work for Still Life: The Ordinary Made Extraordinary for PhotoPlace Gallery. But I have to say how difficult it was because I don't think there was one image submitted that could not have gone in this exhibition. However, because of the huge number of images, only a small number of them could be selected for both exhibitions. I was greatly dismayed that so much truly excellent work had to be eliminated. It's obvious that some of the entries were from professional photographers whose work is very sophisticated, polished and technically excellent. I appreciate the care and skill that this kind of studio work requires, but I wanted to indulge images that had some magic and spontaneity - images that are poetic and playful, and not so carefully considered or contrived.

This was also a humbling experience. I was blown away by how much talent there is 'out there', and I wish everyone the best in their lives as photographers and artists.

Kate Breakey