When Jenny Sampson made her first skater tintype in 2010, she was immediately taken by the beauty and bond that resulted from merging the speed of contemporary culture with a 160-year-old photographic process that requires long exposure times and the subject to be perfectly still. As she observed and interacted with skaters, she discovered a depth to this culture that transcends the one-dimensional stereotype of the skater as portrayed in the movies as a rebellious, disaffected youth.
February 3 to April 1
IN THE PHOTOLAB GALLERY
Photolab hosts a reception for photographer Jenny Sampson
Date: Saturday, February 3rd
Time: at the Photolab Gallery from 3 to 5pm
Jenny Sampson earned a B.A. in Psychobiology in 1991 at Pitzer College and has since dedicated her time to her photographic endeavors: wet plate collodion, traditional black and white photography and commissioned portraits. She has exhibited her work nationally and in the United Kingdom. When not in the field or the darkroom, she pursues another chemically-related talent by cooking professionally. Be it photography or the culinary arts, Jenny maintains an honest, nuanced style and free-spiritedness throughout it all.
Jenny was born and raised in San
Francisco and currently resides in Berkeley, California.
Jenny Sampson will speak about her work at Pegasis Bookstore http://www.pegasusbookstore.com/skaters on February 7th
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