Menlo Park photographers

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Although it took some decades for Barry Fleisher to re-embrace photography, he remembers first getting bit by the camera bug while in his 20s.

“I got a Nikkormat in the 1960s and started taking photos of friends and the trips I took,” he recalls. “I was mostly into landscapes.”

A retired neonatologist, Barry has lived in  Menlo Park since 2007. His interest in photography has been nurtured by Richard Lohman via classes he teaches at College of San Mateo. “He’s an absolutely remarkable teacher and superb photographer,” says Barry.

Barry is now out several hours a day a couple of times each week, shooting with a Panasonic GH3.

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Some of his photos are currently on display at the Caldwell Gallery in an exhibit titled Luminous Essays which runs through September 3rd. The show features fine art photography from members of the Peninsula Photographic Arts Guild (PPAG). The Gallery is located in Redwood City at 400 County Center at the Hall of Justice.

Fleisher photo_construction_veriThe exhibit at Caldwell celebrates light as the primary tool in the photographer’s cache.

The Peninsula Photographic Arts Guild (PPAG) is a relatively new organization consisting of photographers in the Bay Area who are dedicated to the promotion of fine art photography, encouraging innovation within the medium.

Most recently, Barry finds himself drawn to street photography and photographing construction sites. He chose two photographs to share with InMenlo readers:

“The photo in front of the Ferry Building was taken on 10/22/11 as one of a series using an infrared filter which necessitates long exposure times, which in turn creates the ‘ghost’ effect.

“The construction photo was taken at an office building site in Palo Alto on 3/28/14. It’s  part of a series I’m doing on various construction projects in SF and on the Peninsula.”

Photo of Barry Fleisher by Scott R. Kline 

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St. Patrick’s Seminary is hidden gem tucked behind open gates in Menlo Park

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I have a feeling most Menlo Park residents drive right by St. Patrick’s Seminary on Middlefield Road without giving it a second thought. Maybe this photograph will make them turn up the driveway some day, go in the front door and ask to see the chapel —an awe-inspiring structure well worth the one block side trip. […]

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Photographer Mark Tuschman stages Kickstarter campaign to publish book – reception at Menlo Hardwoods on July 18

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Menlo Park resident and poet Lynore Banchoff emailed InMenlo: “For the past decade, my friend in Menlo Park and professional photographer Mark Tuschman, has been on a mission to document the lack of autonomy that millions of women in developing countries have over their own lives and bodies. “Through his photography, he brings these women and […]

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An iPhone is handy camera to have for “July-ing” around Menlo Park

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Ah, Menlo Park! As shot from my iPhone this week: Farmer’s Market peppers at the peek of perfection. Laurel Street, a sidewalk showcase for strolling. Painterly edited. Black Eyed Susans in all their summer glory. Pumpkins July-ing around on hot summer days. Pictured is Lolly Font, 84, Menlo Park Yogi, doing her daily yoga walk […]

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Ann Eddington photographs the modern and the traditional in Myanmar

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Photographing Myanmar, Menlo Park resident Ann Eddington saw hopefulness. She found the preservation of the country’s decaying temples whispered the days when Burma was a major world power. Amid the many vestiges of traditional Burmese culture, she found sparks of modernity — small details, like solar cells and a newfound enthusiasm for neon lights. The community […]

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InMenlo founder Chris Gulker’s photos in permanent exhibit at Western Reserve Academy

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We journeyed to Hudson, Ohio this past weekend to attend the dedication of a permanent exhibit of InMenlo founder Chris Gulker’s photos at his alma mater, Western Reserve Academy. The event was held in conjunction with what would have been his 45th class reunion. Choosing the dozen or so photos that would fit the Academy’s needs was challenging. […]

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Photographer Irene Searles cast her lens on people and landscapes of Burma

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Some things are worth waiting for. This is very much true for viewing InMenlo photographer’s Irene Searles’ photos of Burma, which she took on a Februrary 2013 photo workshop trip led by Mark Tuschman. Upon return, she did a cursory glance of the 8,000 images that she captured but didn’t fully circle back on her body […]

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With camera in hand, Alice Cummings records the plants of Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve

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By her own account, long-time Menlo Park resident Alice Cummings fell back into photography rather than pursuing it. “When I was growing up I had a dark room and an enlarger and would make prints for my family,” she said, sitting at a picnic table at the Jasper Ridge Biological Preserve, where she is a […]

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Photographer Merrie Asimow’s work featured in Silvershotz

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Menlo Park photographer Merrie Asimow has been selected to appear in the new edition of Silvershotz, a prestigious publication that supports and promotes photographic artists all over the world. An award-winning fine arts photographer, Merrie is a member of Women in Photography International. Her photos in Silvershotz feature the white horses of the Camargue. These […]

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Photographer Scott R. Kline creates Headshot Day to give people a professional photo session

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InMenlo contributing photographer Scott R. Kline is also a commercial photographer, working for businesses ranging from sole proprietors to Fortune 500 companies. He creates executive portraits, head shots, and photos of people plying their trade. Recently, fueled by the rapid growth of social media, particularly LinkedIn, Scott found a lot of customers wanting professional headshots. […]

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Making the most of that camera in your pocket – an iPhone – using Instagram and Snapseed

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The best camera is the one you have with you when you need to create a photograph. Professionally, I am a portrait photographer, but I have always enjoyed graphically strong images without people. Since my iPhone is always in my pocket, I snap these whenever I see something interesting. Using a few apps, I quickly […]

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