JANET PUMPHREY: "EXPOSURE EXPOSURE EXPOSURE"
JANUARY 4 - JANUARY 27, 2019
Janet Pumphrey began her photography explorations after college with a dark room in her closet and a short-lived plan to sell photographs from a kiosk in the French Quarter of New Orleans. For the next thirty years, she continued to photograph as she practiced law and raised her two daughters in Lenox, MA. Her hobby became serious with her first digital camera and an early version of Photoshop in 2004. Having shown her work in many Berkshire galleries closer to home, Pumphrey is now having her first show across the border in Hudson.
While photography is a representational medium, Pumphrey moves beyond the inherent realism in traditional photography to see the world in a new and more creative way. She appreciates the ability to manipulate photographs through the technology available both in-camera and in post-processing, turning what was a realistic image into a creative, often abstract work of art. The subjects are people, street photography, cityscapes and landscapes and, in this show, they are primarily multiple exposure photographs produced in-camera and, later, processed further with her computer. The use of ME or multiple-exposure using the modes within the camera itself is a challenge Pumphrey has set for herself. The works in this show represent the results of that challenge as well as an exploration into her expansive imagination.