Tea Time at Morikami


Tea Time at MorikamiThe Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens in Delray, Florida has 16 acres that surround Morikami’s two museum buildings and include expansive Japanese gardens with strolling paths, resting areas, world-class bonsai collection and lakes teeming with koi and other wildlife. The wider 200-acre park features nature trails, pine forests and picnic areas.

Rich Smukler currently resides in Boca Raton, Florida. His works have been featured in numerous museums, galleries and private collections internationally. You can see more of his works at http://www.richsmuklerphoto.com. (Kick back and stay awhile)

INFRARED PHOTOGRAPHY: To See The Light That You Cannot See


Explore the Surreal with Infrared Imagery

Conventional photography endeavors to capture the light that the human eye can see. Infrared photography captures light outside the spectrum of the human eye, just past the red bands that we can see in the rainbow, to simplify.

Your conventional camera is set up to block infrared rays which prevents this type of imagery, as opposed to special infrared lenses and filters or cameras dedicated exclusively for this type of photography. The results, as you can see from some of the images I have displayed here, produce an another-worldly, ghostly and surreal feel. You will need to suspend your sense of reality and enjoy them for their aesthetic beauty.

I have posted a series of infrared images to my website at www.richsmuklerphoto.com. Go to “images”, “infrared”, then click on the images individually or enjoy the slide show.

If you have any questions about this fascinating style of photography, please feel free to contact me.

Rich Smukler Photo

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Rich Smukler Honored by Black and White Spider Awards


nominee in the category of Nature

SWAMP’s Edge – nominee in the category of Nature

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

BLACK AND WHITE SPIDER AWARDS HONORS PHOTOGRAPHER RICH SMUKLER FROM THE UNITED STATES

LOS ANGELES (OCTOBER 18, 2014) – Photographer Rich Smukler of the United States was presented with the 9th Annual Black and White Spider Awards Nominee in the Categories of Fine Art and Nature at a prestigious Nomination and Winners PhotoShow webcast Saturday, October 18, 2014.

The live online gala was attended by photography fans around the globe who logged on to see the climax of the industry’s most important event for black and white photography.

The awards international Jury included captains of the industry from The Royal Photographic Society, FoMu Fotomuseum, Aeroplastics Contemporary, Torch Gallery, Stockholm City Museum to Fratellia Alinari in Florence who honored Spider Fellows with awards and nominees in 14 categories.

“It is an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from 8,508 entries from 73 countries that we received this year,” said Basil O’Brien, the awards creative director. Rich Smukler’s “Guardian” entered in The Fine Art category and “Swamp’s Edge” entered in the Nature category are exceptional images and represent black and white photography at its finest.”

You can view the 9th Annual Winners Gallery at

www.thespider awards.com/gallery/9th

BLACK AND WHITE SPIDER AWARDS is the leading international award honoring excellence in black and white photography. This celebrated event shines a spotlight on the best professional and amateur photographers worldwide and honors the finest images with the highest achievements in black and white photography.

Nominee in the category of Fine Art

GUARDIAN – Nominee in the category of Fine Art

Contact: Rich Smukler

richsmukler@yahoo.com

http://www.richsmuklerphoto.com

If you’ll be in Alexandria, Louisiana, see Rich Smukler’s works at The Alexandria Museum of Art


Alexandria Museum of Art’s 27th Annual September Competition Exhibition

Date: September 5 – November 22, 2014
Location: The Alexandria Museum of Art, 933 Second Street, Alexandria, LA 71301Tea Time

Rich Smukler, from Boca Raton, Florida,  will exhibit his stunning black and white piece. “Tea Time”  which was captured in Rhyolite, Nevada, about 120 miles (190 km) northwest of Las Vegas near the eastern edge of Death Valley. The town started in 1905 is response to the discovery of gold in the nearby hills. It is reported that the population rose to near 5,000. Unfortunately, by 1911 the mine closed and the town soon died out. Smukler’s works have been featured in numerous museums, galleries and private collections internationally. This piece was recently exhibited at The von Liebig Art Center in Naples, Florida.

Any questions concerning the exhibition can be directed to Megan Valentine, museum curator and registrar. phone: 318-443-3458 or email at megan@the museum.org

 

The Virginia Academy of Fine Arts introduces Conical Dance by Rich Smukler


The 2014 Virginia Academy of Fine Arts National Juried Photography Exhibition will be celebrating its opening reception Friday, September 5, from 5-8PM, with an informal talk at 5:30PM by Jeffrey Allison, this year’s distinguished juror. Mr. Allison has taught photography for over 25 years throughout Virginia and served on the staff of Abingdon’s William King Museum.

Unveiled for the first time will be Conical Dance, by Rich Smukler, a haunting black and white piece that is both multi-levelled and textural.conical dance

The Academy of Fine Arts
600 Main Street
Lynchburg, VA 24504
(434)528-3256

Rich Smukler currently resides in Boca Raton, Florida. His works have been featured in numerous museums, galleries and private collections internationally. You can see more of his works at http://www.richsmuklerphoto.com. (Kick back and stay awhile)

Storm King Art Center


“There is no question that among sculpture gardens of the world, Storm King is King.”

J. Carter Brown

Director Emeritus National Gallery of Art, 1993

Over 125 Magificent pieces of large scale sculpture grace this amazing 500 acre outdoor museum. Open to the public in 1960 thanks to the vision and generosity of The Ralph E. Ogden Foundation, it is positioned on a plateau between Schunnemunk and Storm King Mountains not far from West Point in New York’s Hudson Valley. Amazingly, an additional 1,500 acres has since been acquired to protect the pristine site lines presented.

World class artists’ works abound in this very special place: Alexander Calder, Henry Moore and Louise Nevelson, just to name a few. There is also a museum building, designed by architect Maxwell Kimball and erected in 1935.

I present to you several extracts that I captured of Alexander Lieberman’s Adonai. It barely begins to scratch the surface of this memorable asset to the world of art. I look forward to many return visits.

Rich Smukler  currently resides in Boca Raton, Florida. His works have been featured in numerous museums, galleries and private collections internationally. You can see more of his works at http://www.richsmuklerphoto.com. (Kick back and stay awhile)

RICH SMUKLER EXHIBITS IN THE HEART OF TUSCANY


La Rondine Gallery is situated in Ponte a Serraglio in the relaxing commune of Bagni di Lucca. Since the Renaissance, this area has attracted artists of all disciplines to take refuge and rest in its thermal valley and spectacular vistas. The gallery is opposite the Lima River and close to a popular bar IMG_9603and restaurants. Rich Smukler’s solo exhibition will take place from 5/29/2015 thru 6/13/2015 (specific times for the Opening Reception will be forthcoming). Rest assured that the wine will be free-flowing and delicious!

RCSFRI02 print_11x14Smukler has studied photography in Tuscany for seven summers at TPW (The Toscana Photographic Workshop) under such notable photographers as Sandro Santioli (known for his spectacluar Italian landscapes), David Allen Harvey (National Geographic and Magnum) and Arno Minkkinnen (Professor of Art at The University of Massachusetts). Having traveled extensively through Italy,  Smukler has grown to love the Italian way of life and its people.

“To have the opportunity to return to Tuscany and share my work in such a setting is truly a dream realized.”IMG_7027_2 print_11x14

Rich Smukler  currently resides in Boca Raton, Florida. His works have been featured in numerous museums, galleries and private collections internationally. You can see more of his works at http://www.richsmuklerphoto.com. (Kick back and stay awhile)