Pier 24 is a free photography museum in San Francisco, and one of the premier venues for viewing fine art photography. This time-lapse of the current About Face exhibition shows some of the almost 1000 portraits on display. The photos range from 19th century to current. The video condenses a 2 hour gallery visit down to a little over 3 minutes. Book your own appointment to see this show on the Pier 24 website.
The time-lapse was created using a GoPro HD Hero worn around my neck on a shoestring and set to take one photo every 2 seconds. The almost 3000 resulting images were processed in Adobe Lightroom. I used the virtual copy feature to make duplicate frames of the photos that I wanted to pause on. Then I exported the images at a smaller size, which created extra jpg files to alter timing of the video.
Next I used QuickTime Pro to assemble the images into a video at 12fps. The titles and music were added in iMovie. The song is “Loss” by A Certain Ratio. From about 41-48 seconds the camera freaked out due to the lighting, or possibly because of the powerful wall of Lee Friedlander photos. What an amazing show. You can also view a time-lapse of the previous Pier 24 exhibit Here, and photos from the Fisher Collection exhibit.
The University of Kentucky Student Activities Board (UKSAB) contacted me last year about participating in a photography show themed around lonely roadside scenes at night. I invited my ol’ chum Troy Paiva along for the ride, and our night photography show runs from March 29 – April 19, 2012 at the University of Kentucky’s Rasdall Gallery. The show is called The Highway: A Lost Culture. We’re both showing ten 14″ x 21″ prints in 24″ x 30″ frames. Unfortunately, due to our busy work and teaching schedules we’ll be unable to attend the opening. If you’re within an easy drive of Lexington, Kentucky, check out the exhibit. And thanks to the wonderful folks at the UKSAB for making it all happen!
Something very large fell from the sky (like a safe in a cartoon) -- by Joe Reifer
The Nocturnes is an organization dedicated to the art of night photography. This exhibit of fine art photography is part of the year-long celebration of their 20th anniversary. Mare Island Nocturnes features long exposure night images by photographers from all over the Bay Area. A portion of proceeds from print sales benefits the Mare Island Historic Park Foundation and its preservation, education, and outreach programs.
Museum Hours: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the 1st and 3rd full weekends of the month.
G Dan Mitchell