Linda Rutenberg - Monday, January 25, 2016
“The Inquisitive Eye— A Thirty-Year Passion"
For the last thirty years, Linda Rutenberg’s one enduring passion had been to create extraordinary photographic images. Starting with her early street work in New York City, her distinctive style has been forged in exotic locations and often in the depths of night. She has produced fifteen books and numerous exhibitions. Her work is found in museums and galleries, and in corporate and personal collections around the world. In addition, her work has been reviewed in numerous USA and UK publications. You can see more of her work on her www.lindarutenberg.com.
After her very successful series working botanical collections to produce her project called “The Garden Night – a Photographic Journey,” next adventure was to work with the bright light of winter in the Gaspé Peninsula.
Linda will take us on an exploration of her significant photographic series and show us the links and the threads that have permeated her work. She will begin with her early black and white street work, move through her Mont Royal project (shot in infrared) and show how and why she chose her various approaches. Then she will move into the digital phase and discuss the changes this technological move brought about in her photography and how her night images and the subsequent Garden at Night project contained many of the same concepts and ideas as those found in her earlier work.
Linda will spend the second half of the evening talking about how the Gaspé enterprise began, the difficulties of working in the winter and how the project developed over time. She will provide tips and information on how to work creatively in this challenging time of the year.