Photography

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District holds 8th annual digital photo contest

The Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District (Midpen) invites amateur and professional photographers alike to enter its eighth annual digital photo contest. The contest gives participants an opportunity to explore the outdoors while capturing the natural beauty of Midpen’s open spaces. Eligible contestants can visit openspace.org/contest to submit photographs in one or all of four categories: […]

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Nine favorite photos from street photographer Scott Loftesness

InMenlo co-founder Scott Loftesness is an avid street photographer, who has traveled both near (San Francisco) and far (Cuba and France) to hone his craft in workshops. Here he has picked his nine favorite Instagram photos taken during 2016. You can follow Scott on Instagram here. If you’re a local photographer who uses Instagram, send […]

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Spotted: Sun rising behind Hoover Tower

InMenlo contributing photographer Irene Searles took this spectacular photo of the sun as it rose behind Hoover Tower on the Stanford campus during her early morning boot camp. She was perched on top of the McMurtry building patio.

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Newsroom By the Bay students visit Pace Art + Technology:TeamLab in Menlo Park

Menlo-Atherton High School teacher Betsy Sergeant Snow led a photography class this summer as part of Newsroom By the Bay. “This is the first year they’ve included a photography strand, so I taught four classes a day and was available in the afternoons to consult on workflow, captioning, and support,” Betsy explained. “The campers are divided […]

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Photographer Susan Carnahan participates in wildlife-related exhibit at Keeble & Shuchat

Menlo Park-based photographer Susan Carnahan‘s photos of cranes are among those on exhibit at Keeble & Shuchat from April 13 through May 11. The show is called Wildlife Beyond Borders and features the work of five other photographers and their photos of endangered animals — gorillas, polar bears, lemurs, songbirds, elephants, and wild horses. The […]

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