The Thought Behind The Shot: Four Photographers; Four Walls

Scott Chieffo, Paul Kozal, Bill Oxford, and Scott Sewell

Burnett Gallery at Gualala Arts, 46501 Old State Highway, Gualala, CA; opening Saturday, July 3, 2021, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM; free

Sunset, Bowling Ball Beach, Paul Kozal

“What were you thinking?” As fine art photographers, we are asked this question virtually every time we show our work. Other common questions are: How did you shoot that? Where did you get that idea? What’s the story behind that image? Did the scene really look like that? Did you shoot that with an iPhone? more

2021 UPC Themes / Sparks

Jan Weather (clouds, ice, precipitation, wind)

Feb Indoors (indoor scenes, food, photo booth set-ups)

Mar Orientation (vertical, square, fish eye)

Apr Distance (macro, telephoto)

May Painterly Effects (abstract, kaleidoscope, brush strokes)

Jun Liquid, translucence, patina

Jul Time of Day / “Sign of the Times”

Aug Textural details (in nature or man-made)

Sep Lighting (backlighting, night photography, flash)

Oct Imperfection (unsymmetrical compositions, insect eaten leaves, jam smeared face)

Nov Domestic animals (dogs, cats, chickens)

Dec Best / favorite (year & ever)