Published DateLACONIA — Laconia resident Joe Sack packed up his photographic darkroom in Baltimore 38 years ago, and the boxes are still in his attic, but he is more committed to photography than ever.
An exhibitat the Busiel Mill Community Room and Gallery this summer will highlight his recent work with a display of dramatic black and white prints.
There will be a reception on Monday, June 3 from 5-7 p.m., when the photographer will be happy to discuss his images.
Sack has expanded his vision and skills in the craft of digital photography in courses with Jon Cone and world famous photographer John Paul Caponigro. He is currently studying at the New Hampshire Institute of Art with master photographers Mike Ariel and Gary Samson.
Sack was a very proficient darkroom technician but is now "just amazed at how much more control over tones and effects digitally processing gives the photographer. Of course, technical digital advances do not replace older fundamentals of vision, composition, and how to use artistic enhancements to produce a unified work."
The exhibit of "Recent Works" consists of 26 prints highlighting three portfolios and one book he has produced in the last year. The portfolios are "Zoo Portraits" taken in Albuquerque, New Mexico; "Plant Portraits" presented at the New Hampshire Institute of Art; and "Kids," some of his favorite people. The book, entitled Winter, captures images from another of Joe's passions,
The exhibit will be open to the public in the Community Room and Gallery of the historic Busiel Mill at One Mill Plaza on the river level overlooking the falls at Avery Dam. Hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on weekends by appointment by calling Joe Sack Photography at 630-5289.
Joe Sack's photos are on display at the Busiel Mill's Community Room and Gallery. (Courtesy photo)