Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Taking a walk on the wild side of Delaware.

It's only the end of October as we're reaching the opening of Edward Grant next week and I'm already working on our next exhibition Biggs Shot opening in March of 09, a juried photography exhibition. Photography, to me, is one of the most engaging and impactful medias used in art today. It's fascinating how general public are drawn to photography, perhaps it is because of how real it is. It's not A reflection of something, it's THE reflection of something. Although our photog fun doesn't get rolling until December (when entries begin to be accepted), there is some exciting photog news to report from our area. You may or may not have heard of him, but chances are you've picked up one of his "coffee-table" books at a friend's home killing time til the food's ready browsing beautiful Delaware scenes. His name is Kevin Fleming, and he's awesome.

Kevin Fleming, a Delaware Native and Wesley College Graduate, has traveled all over the world shooting for National Geographic. In recent years, he's focused on creating books, some of which have focused on Delaware landscape. Looking at his background, his next book, Wild Delaware, is comprehensive of his character. Fleming has spent the past year shooting thousands and thousands of Delaware wildlife. Throw in essays by local wildlife experts and you've got yourself a snazzy 240 page publication.

Fleming fans were able to follow his year-long journey on his blog, which gave sneak peaks at shots in the book and even allowed Fleming followers to choose the cover. Dragonflies, raccoons, owls, snakes, crabs, and geese galor, this book is sure to fly off the shelves. And it's perfect timing, because Christmas is just around the corner.....

Wild Delaware will hit shelves on November 1st. images from http://www.wilddelaware.com/

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