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Photographs by Carl Weese
August 6, 2010—September 28, 2010
Opening Reception August 6, 6:00PM- 8:30PM

Since 2006, I have published a blog called Working Pictures . This exhibition shows the best of that blog’s content that came from locations in Pennsylvania.

The Working Pictures blog deals with my reactions to simple everyday things I encounter, either at home or on travel for other projects, when some little strange thing clicks over and makes for an interesting photograph. Quite a few of the pictures published on the blog came from work made in Pennsylvania on trips connected to my 2007 Camerawork exhibition, “Coal Country.” Another trip to Pennsylvania in 2009, primarily concerned with drive-in theaters, also turned up pictures for the blog. When the Camerawork staff invited me to do a second exhibition, the idea quickly formed to reify the ephemeral blog postings into a Pennsylvania Suite of the Working Pictures Blog. Ink on paper prints rather than pixels on a screen. Editing the Suite down to 30 pictures that I thought would go together well as small prints in an intimate space took the reification exercise to another interesting level.

~ Carl Weese

Carl Weese grew up in New Jersey, began work as a freelance photographer in 1972 in the Philadelphia area, then moved to western Connecticut in 1975. Parallel to his commercial career in photo-illustration for editorial and commercial clients in New York and nationwide, Weese has produced personal photographic projects on subjects ranging from life in a traveling carnival to the effect of an underground coal fire on a small Pennsylvania town; from landscapes of the eastern United States to studies of the American drive-in movie theater and the vernacular architecture of country churches.

He is co-author of the 1998 book The New Platinum Print, an instruction manual on modern approaches to the classic platinum process of photographic printing. He has been a contributing editor to ProPhoto magazine and PhotoTechniques magazine. He teaches workshops in photographic technique at his own facility in Connecticut and at workshop centers including The Center for Alternative Photography, New York, NY.