The Rangefinder Gallery is part of the Tamarkin Camera showroom, located in the River North Gallery district in downtown Chicago.
Showcasing works from the Leica camera is a natural extension of our passion for the brand. We are proud to exhibit work by Leica photographers from Chicago and around the world. The Rangefinder Gallery is dedicated to un-retouched film and digital photographs from the legendary Leica M camera.
Friday, November 6
6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Beaches & Canyons
"Images provoke mood and emotion." I primarily work in black and white film photography, but as of late, I have started to incorporate color photography into my visual repertoire. I feel black and white evokes a stronger emotion in photography, but color film has it place, too. I started shooting color slide film as a way to find color in the dark Chicago winters. While riding my bike throughout the winter, I found a satisfaction of finding hints of color in the darkness. I then parlayed that exercise into shooting color images when I would travel to islands and beaches. The amazing colors and light are well suited for color film.
I primarily shoot film, but have recently started to shoot black and white digital images. As an image maker, I want to have a consistent style as well as a latitude to create new imagery based on a core or style.
As a filmmaker, I have experienced, viewed, and used film stocks from Kodak and Fuji as well as lesser known stock like Russian Svema. I go for higher contrast, over saturated color and gray tones. I view every image I create as a film still: dramatic, simple, minimal-design. "Finding an image to make, not to take, is a constant pursuit."