Tag archives: photography

A Picture Perfect Show
By Richard Mineards   |   October 25, 2022

Santa Barbara Museum of Art is accentuating the negative with its latest exhibition, “A Time of Gifts: Six Years of Photographs Given to the Collection, 2016-2022.” The show, which runs through January 15, features more than 80 superb photographs by Robert Adams, Diane Arbus, Kwame Brathwaite, Nell Campbell, Awol Erizku, Janna Ireland, Aaron Siskind, and […]

Photographs by Patricia Houghton Clarke at Silo Gallery
By Joanne Calitri   |   October 25, 2022

Patricia Houghton Clarke’s newest exhibit Primal Wild is on view at Silo 118 Gallery, now through October 29. There are 18 framed and matted photographs in the show, five color and seven black and white, square sized at 24×24” and rectangles at 33×49”. The selection was curated and installed by Bonnie Rubenstein. In a curio […]

Andrew Antone’s Wildlife Exhibit & Book ‘Africa’
By Joanne Calitri   |   October 18, 2022

On honeymoon in March 2022 with his partner Patrick, photographer-musician Andrew Antone’s safari journey turned into a project to bring awareness to the natural world and wildlife he encountered through his camera lens. After pooling through 11,094 images, he selected 500 images for his book, and 32 photos for his exhibit at the Santa Barbara […]

Surf Photography to Honey Bees
By Kim Crail   |   June 7, 2022

Summer is fast approaching and Montecito Library is hosting a Summer Reading Program for folks of all ages. See our calendar at SBPLibrary.org for what’s happening! We are delighted to invite everyone to two library programs in June with professional photographer and beekeeper, Branden Aroyan. Bearing the gift of fresh honey from Hope Ranch beehives, he […]

Alan Ross Live Event on Ansel Adams & Photography
By Joanne Calitri   |   February 22, 2022

Famed photographer and guru to students of the craft, Ansel Adams, is being celebrated at the Wildling Museum of Art & Nature in Solvang with an exhibit curated and hand printed by his former assistant and Master Photographer, Alan Ross, who, for the first time is showing his photographs side by side with Ansel’s at […]

Talk to Explore Photography, Poetry
By Scott Craig   |   February 15, 2022

Randall VanderMey, Westmont professor of English, says that after four decades of resisting photography, he now uses this art form to write and share poetry with a completely new audience. He describes his approach at a Westmont Downtown Lecture, “Photography and Poetry: Against My Will,” on Thursday, February 17, at 5:30 pm at the Community […]

Man Behind the Lens
By Steven Libowitz   |   December 14, 2021

Carpinteria native Mike Eliason has taken tens of thousands of photos over the course of his 35-year career as a photographer in town. Eliason spent the first quarter-century as a newspaper photojournalist who worked for just about every paper in town, capturing sunsets and shooting alongside wildlife and wildfires before the Santa Barbara County Fire […]

Something Fishy Going On Here
By Richard Mineards   |   November 23, 2021

There were decidedly fishy goings on at the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum when it reopened its exhibit, “Mermaids: Visualizing the Myths and Legends – Photography by Ralph A. Clevenger & Friends,” part of an underwater photography course he taught at Brooks Institute for 33 years. The colorful show, which features 16 images on canvas, was […]

Rod Rolle’s ‘Spirit of Community’ Exhibit Opens in Santa Barbara
By Joanne Calitri   |   October 26, 2021

Rod Rolle’s commissioned works in a public exhibit entitled “Spirit of Community” at the Santa Barbara County Administration Building Garden Atrium opened on October 15. Rolle is a professional news and public relations photographer with SIPA USA and jazz drummer in his band, The Stiff Pickle Orchestra. This exhibit is commissioned by Sarah York Rubin, […]

Grateful and Still Going Strong: 4 Questions with Rock Photographer Jay Blakesberg
By Steven Libowitz   |   June 17, 2021

San Francisco-based photographer Jay Blakesberg is a self-confessed Deadhead whose work has appeared everywhere from Rolling Stone, Guitar Player, Relix to Time, and Vanity Fair. Over a 40-plus-year career he has taken pictures of innumerable rock legends, including the Grateful Dead, Phish, Radiohead, Tom Petty, Pearl Jam, Nirvana, The Rolling Stones, and Tom Waits, to […]

Arts In Lockdown #29: Rod Rolle, Photographer and Musician
By Joanne Calitri   |   June 10, 2021

Rod Rolle is both an esteemed professional news and public relations photographer and local jazz drummer with Tom Murray of 30 years in their duo, The Stiff Pickle Orchestra. His motto “Images with A Global View” is most accurate, currently an affiliate with SIPA USA, he has worked as a stringer for Getty Images, Associated […]

A Life in Focus
By Katherine Stewart   |   April 22, 2021

From photojournalist in Tennessee to two tours as Second Lady to a new start in Montecito, Tipper Gore has had a remarkable journey To spend time with Tipper Gore – even by phone, as I did, thanks to COVID-19 safety restrictions – is to marvel at the vivid tapestry of her life. As the nation’s Second Lady […]

Dear Montecito: Mia Wilkinson
By Stella Haffner   |   October 21, 2020

I’m going to tell you something, and I’ll bet you haven’t heard it before. Back in school, my most stressful subject was art class. Every single year. Even when I liked it, art class was always a source of anxiety for me. I cannot isolate shapes or reproduce still images, and as someone who felt […]

Arts in Lockdown Series Part 9: Al Bello, Getty Images on Sports & Photography
By Joanne Calitri   |   October 1, 2020

I met Al Bello, sports special correspondent photographer for Getty Images, in 2005 when he called me to photo assist his Getty Images Discovery Channel assignment. We were photographing Lance Armstrong and his cycling team practicing for the Tour de France in Santa Ynez Valley.  A consummate and respected professional sports photographer, he started at […]

In Passing: Alan Kozlowski – 1948-2020
By Montecito Journal   |   September 24, 2020

Alan Kozlowski passed away peacefully the morning of September 17 with loved ones by his side. Alan lived a most extraordinary life. Born in Hayward, California in 1948, Alan grew up in the Bay Area spending many of his early days on the streets of Haight-Ashbury. Although he eventually created a multi-million-dollar Hollywood post-production company […]

Salt and Silver
By Lynda Millner   |   September 19, 2020

Santa Barbara Museum of Art (SBMA) recently held an opening reception for their latest exhibit, “Salt & Silver: Early Photography, 1840 – 1860.” There were over 100 seldom seen salt prints from the Wilson Centre for Photography in London with the Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, Connecticut. These are some of the earliest […]

Famous Photog Dewey Nicks Who Lives Local and Works Global is Giving Back with Mentorship, Scholarship
By Montecito Journal   |   May 28, 2020

Montecito Journal spoke with photographer Dewey Nicks and design incubator Derek Galkin about the recently launched Dewey Nicks + Autotype Design Club Photography Scholarship Dewey Nicks is a world-famous photographer who has shot many of the world’s most famous people for the world’s most well-known magazines and design firms. He moved to Carp in 2009. […]

Photographers Capturing This Moment in History
By Hana-Lee Sedgwick   |   May 14, 2020

During these times of uncertainty, it’s safe to say we are all missing a human connection with those in our community. Though we are technically “all in this together,” self-isolating at home tends to feel, well, rather isolated. It’s no wonder why “The Front Steps Project” – an idea hatched by two photographers on the […]

‘Field Day’ Not Far Afield
By Steven Libowitz   |   May 7, 2020

Back in the academic art world, the AD&A Museum at UCSB has launched a preview of  “Field Day,” its annual Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition. The pre-show features projects in progress and studio shots, revealing the process of creating works for the show that includes sculpture, photography, installations, video, and painting.   The exhibit […]

Sweetheart Valentine’s Event
By Steven Libowitz   |   February 6, 2020

The new La Cumbre Center for Creative Arts invites all to share Valentine’s love at the new creative art center where the 24 artists including painters, sculptors, photographers, 3D printers and others occupying three spaces in La Cumbre Mall with studio and gallery spaces, classes, guidance and resources for artists have created special pieces for […]