Experimenting with New55 Film

New55 test by Lucas James, Anisotropic Images

Yesterday I was out playing with an antique camera and two sleeves of New55 film.  Man, I can’t wait to do more with this stuff! Continue reading »

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The Value of Mentorship

Event Horizon series at 555 Gallery in Boston

Over the past year I’ve discovered the incredible value of professional mentorship.  Read on to find out why you should seek out a mentor to improve your art. Continue reading »

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Instagram: an Artistic Tool?

Instagram an Artistic Tool by Lucas James Anisotropic Images photography

I finally gave in and got an Instagram account (@anisotropicimages).  But before you roll your eyes, hear me out.  It’s actually been a great tool for developing my artistic vision. Continue reading »

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New Work Premier

Showing in May at 555 Gallery

I’m thrilled to announce that photographs from my new series Event Horizons will be on display at 555 Gallery in South Boston (555gallery.com) throughout the month of May.   The curator of 555 Susan Nalband is taking a unique approach to this group show.  Each of the artists will be available for “Portfolio Talks” discussing the work on display as well as other work they may be producing.  This is a chance to get to know both an artist and their work in a one to one setting.

Event Horizon series at 555 Gallery in Boston Event Horizon series at 555 Gallery in Boston Event Horizon series at 555 Gallery in Boston

 

 

 

I’m scheduled to be at the gallery on three Saturdays (May 16th and 30th and June 6th) from 2- 5 pm, as well as on Thursday May 21st from 6-8 pm.  These are informal sessions where I’ll be talking about the development of my new series titled Event Horizons, some of which are featured above.  In addition to the work on display, I would be happy to show you the extended series which will be available in the gallery’s flat files.   I look forward to seeing you there!

 

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Photostudio Conversations: Teaching Creativity

Teaching Creativity. Another from the Photostudio conversations series. I mean, just how do you teach creativity in a class? Continue reading »

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Art in the Blizzard of 2015

Lucas James Art in a blizzard

 

There’s a blizzard outside, but I’m channeling my inner Harry Callahan. Continue reading »

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Photo Studio Conversations: Gear

First in a series of posts inspired by conversations at the photo studio.  First up: gear- it doesn’t make you a better photographer.  Or could it? Continue reading »

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Variety in Subject, Constancy of Vision

So, this will be a little bit of a change from my usual figure based work.  Consistency and depth are great, but a little variety never hurts!   Continue reading »

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Transformation

In my recent work, the metal surfaces are increasingly redefining the meaning of the human form.  In the definition, a transformation emerges. Continue reading »

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New Work-Chiaroscuro and Texture

It’s been too long since I’ve posted last, but I have new work to show for it!  My photographs have recent taken an interesting turn toward a darker pallet, along with an intensification of the surface textures. Continue reading »

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