Photography

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“Sunrise, Sunset,” a collection of photographic images of sunrises and sunsets — primarily around the West and Southwest — by Larry Calof of Atherton is the featured exhibit at the Portola Art Gallery in May. The exhibit features images printed on aluminum, as well as pieces printed on traditional archival paper.

A reception for the artist will be held on Saturday, May 12, from 1:00 to
4:00 pm at the Gallery which is located at the Allied Arts Guild (75 Arbor Road, Menlo Park).

After a successful 30-year career in corporate and securities law,
Larry rediscovered his passion for photography. He explains: “I love
using natural light and high-quality digital equipment to capture
wildlife and landscape images in distinct manners that illuminate
their unique characteristics. In my wildlife photography, I try to
find an emotional connection with my subjects. In my landscape
photography, I look for light and angles to add magical or mystical
perspectives to my images.”

Larry has exhibited and received awards at various local juried art
shows, including Filoli, Pacific Art League, and the California Land
Trust Gallery. He was the grand prize winner in Cowboys & Indians
magazine’s national photography contest in 2006, and his images have
been published in the magazine in many of the following years.

“Bryce Canyon Sunrise (13×9”, photograph on aluminum, 2017)

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Photographer Stuart Jacobson holding open studio again this year

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We discovered photographer Stuart Jacobson walking home last year from shopping at the Menlo Park Farmers Market and stopped by again this morning. He has a houseful of  lovely landscapes and captivating animal-in-the-wild photographs and will be available to talk with visitors until 5:00 pm today (1260 Middle Avenue). His home studio will also be […]

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Nathalie Strand uses her iPhone to take photos, making captivating composites

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If ever there was a body of work that validated those big Apple billboards touting the iPhone as a camera, it’s photographs taken by Menlo Park resident Nathalie Strand. Her basement studio is a treasure trove of images, one of which is on display at the Hall of Justice (400 County Center) in Redwood City […]

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Saluting a quartet of InMenlo’s photographers on International Women’s Day

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We at InMenlo count ourselves very lucky to have a crew of wonderful contributing photographers. Four of them just happen to be long-time female contributors, so we’re saluting them and featuring four of their inspiring photographs on International Women’s Day. Frances Freyberg has traveled the world taking photos; our paths first crossed in 2010 when […]

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Midpeninsula Regional Open Space launches annual photo contest with new youth category

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The Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District’s ninth-annual digital photo contest in underway. Photographers of all abilities are invited to submit images taken in publicly accessible areas of Midpen’s preserves throughout the South Bay, Peninsula and San Mateo County coast. A new youth category added this year encourages middle and high school students to participate. “The […]

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Photographer Ian Ruhter bring’s “perfect imperfections” to Art Ventures Gallery in Menlo Park

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When invited to view “the world’s largest ambrotype” at Art Ventures Gallery in Menlo Park, there was an immediate pivot to discover just what this was. A quick web search revealed that an ambrotype “is a positive photograph on glass made by a variant of the wet plate collodion process. Like a print on paper, it is viewed […]

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Gideon Mendel explores “Drowning World” at photography lecture on Feb. 9

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Pamela Chen, Head of Creative, Community at Menlo Park-based Instagram will be moderating an event presented by the Palo Alto Photography Forum featuring documentary photographer Gideon Mendel that will take place on Friday, Feb. 9 at 7:30 pm the Mitchell Park Community Center in Palo Alto. Mendel will present his ongoing project ‘Drowning World’ that […]

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Photographer Annie Barnett captures beach scenes – and more – in exhibit on display at A.Space

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For the past 20 years, Atherton resident Annie Barnett has focused her photography business on portraits of families, mostly shot on location — and often in black and white. So the current exhibit of her photographs at A.Space in downtown Menlo Park is a departure. Titled “Water,” it features not only beach scenes but objects […]

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Pumpkin Time

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It’s that time of the year when pumpkins start to show up everywhere. We’re still a ways away from Halloween but the orange cousin in the squash family provides an annual reminder of the trick or treats coming soon! This weekend the Palo Alto Arts Center held its annual Great Glass Pumpkin Patch festival. This […]

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Exploring San Francisco’s Embarcadero with my iPhone

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I often meet up with my friend Doug Kaye for a couple of hours of street photography in San Francisco. We often meet  at San Francisco’s Ferry Building and head out from there along San Francisco’s Embarcadero towards Pier 24 (which is directly under where the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge heads out over the Bay). […]

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Photographer Stuart Jacobson in taking part in Silicon Valley Open Studios this weekend

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By his own account, Menlo Park resident Stuart Jacobson loves taking photos of wildlife and making big prints. “But my landscapes are probably more successful as not too many people want big photos of animals over their sofa,” he told us when we stopped by today to see his photographs, part of the 2017 Silicon […]

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