The Photo Center NW is a fine art photographic school and community in Seattle, Washington. I have been a part of the Photo Center NW for almost 15 years as a student, (now alumni), voluteer, and instructor. I am endlessly inspired by students, fellow instructors, staff, gallery works, visiting artist's and the community at large. I Check them out.
A master printer and the lith printers guru, Tim Rudman is the man to ask about printing analog black and white photos. He has published 4 books to date on printing, toning, and lith printing. The books are a must have for any serious printer. I was honored to have served as his teaching assistant for his workshops on two different occassions at the Photo Center NW.
Claire Garoutte is Assistant Professor of Photography at Seattle University. Her work has appeared in exhibits in the United States and abroad. Garoutte began photographing Afro-Cuban religious practices in Cuba in 1994. Work from this project has been published in a book called Crossing the River. She is also the author and illustrator of Matter of Trust. She has also been my mentor and friend of many years.
One of the best instructors I have ever met. Daniel & I have known each other for a few years. He graduated from the Photo Center NW in 2009 - I graduated in 2008. He has since become a fellow educator at the Photo Center NW. I recently had occasion to sit in as teaching assistant in a Black & White II he taught. I was in awe of him. He is no less than brilliant. He covers a huge amount of information & skills without ever making his students feel they are overloaded. In fact though out the 10 week course he ties in real life lessons on what it is really like to live as an artist right along side that all that information. Motivating, inspiring, and nudging his students forward to reach just a little higher and a little further. He is beyond amazing as an artist, educator, and person.
Daniel also teaches - Photo III - a project based class, Digital Negatives & Contact Printing Class - marries new world technology with the oldest of processes, among many other classes.
Daniel is fluent in both analog and digital photographic languages and translating for those of us that live in one or the other of those worlds.
Check him & his work out!
Ann Pallesen is the gallery director at the Photo Center NW and a talented photographer in her own right. She is a fellow lith printer and francophile. Check out her work.
Neil Ens was a student of mine first in a black and white crash course many years ago and the later in a lith printing class at the Photo Center NW. He really took to the process and has since developed into an outstanding photographer in his own right, working in digital, analog and a few hybrid processes as well. He has on occasion come back to visit the current lith printing class. It is always a gift to have him join in the fun. I am proud to have had him as a student and to have watched him grow. The link above is specific to some of his lith work but the whole blog is worth a look.
One of the most rewarding things about being a photography instructor is watching a student grow. I first met Brian Gliniak as a student in my Lith Printing class at the Photo Center NW. He excelled immediately and practiced prolifically. I see him almost every week working on projects. He has since honed that skill to perfections. His work is stunning - he makes such beautiful use of the qualities that process offers and has had work accepted and acclaimed in various competitions and exhibits. Check out his amazing work.
Since 1985, New Dimensions Frame & Gallery (formerly known as Dimensions Design Center) in Bellevue, Washington has offered the design community and the public at large the most unique and extensive selection of mirrors, custom frame mouldings and fine art.
On a personal note, New Dimensions has a few pieces of my art work on display. Stop by and check them out & tell Brian I said hi.