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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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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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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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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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Memories of camping

How do I show you a memory?

art nude photograph from the metal mirror series by Lucas James

We could hear the storm rolling up the valley, slowly rumbling in its ascent of our ridge line. Continue reading »

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Revisiting Previous Work

Mara revisited_art nude in mylar by Lucas James

I spent some time revisiting images I made as part of a shoot last year.  I didn’t originally intend to spend a day going back through an old Lightroom catalog, but a hard drive crash and rebuild necessitated a few hours spent reconnecting files.  And in doing so I reconnected with some work I had forgotten about.

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I wish I could say that I planned this…

But as is the case with much of my life, that simply isn’t true.  For much of my career in science I have relied upon a solidly unscientific tool- my gut.  It’s true that I weigh the data and information about every decision, spend house analyzing options and worry over possibilities.  But when a major decision has to be made, such as which job to take, what path to follow or (most importantly) with whom to spend the rest of my life, I have always gone on instinct.  The few times I didn’t trust it, when I ignored that pang in my gut and the voice in the silent moments, nothing good has come.  And so it is now with my art.  My work is less planned than felt.  Let structured than fortuitous.  Less a product of my analytical than of my passion.

Art nude photograph in mylar by Lucas James

 

 

Lucas James is a fine art photographer based in Manchester, NH.  Anisotropic Images Fine Art Photography.

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Mystery in Reality

Art photography by Lucas James; Mara in Mylar

Who needs mysticism when you have reality? Continue reading »

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