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  Since my earliest days I have been a photo hobbyist starting with my Brownie camera, kodak instamatics and many types of 35mm film cameras. Much of my photography has been documentary, either of work projects or of other interests such as hiking. After working 32 years with the Public Works as an Engineer Tech in Brattleboro, I left them stacks of color prints and years of digital photos on their computers of many past projects. And I have stacks in my house plus many transparencies.

  With digital photography came editing which opens a whole new aspect of photography. I never developed or printed my own film. In addition to documenting life, I also enjoy photographing nature, landscapes and differing light conditions. There is always more to learn in photography and I like to try new techniques. I photograph with a canon dslr and a variety of lenses but also with quality point and shoots that let me cover more ground. Skiing, hiking, kayaking, etc.

  My photos are used by the Town of Brattleboro including the top banner at Brattleboro.org and their Facebook page. Also many photos are in the Town Plan and Town trail map, both found on the town web site. During WWTP upgrades here in town I documented the work, start to finish and posted on a town Flickr page here.

  I have one book cover credit, “Down from Cascom Mountain, by Ann Joslin Williams” and my photos have been used by the CT Rivers Council for a calendar.

  Over the past few years I have worked on a project of documenting the construction of bridges 8 & 9 on I-91. I have plans to create a book on this project. My exhibit history is limited to projects with the Brattleboro Camera Club.

  My photos can be found on Flickr at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/mountain_gary/


 Bridge Skeleton
 A solar morning Onward to Mt Clay
 Fireworks over Brattleboro  Moss Glen Stowe in BW Balloon firing
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Bio

I have always been attracted by the beauty of nature and every day objects - the way that the sun creates shadows that are constantly changing. I am drawn to old places, buildings, abandoned houses. I am always curious about why the buildings were abandoned. I feel compelled to record their existence since I know that the next time I return they may be gone

I have been making photographs for more than 45 years. Until a few years ago I had a darkroom for all my black and white processing. Although I made the transition to digital processing I still miss the darkroom, its magic, even the smell of the chemicals.

I began with 35mm format, migrated to medium format using a Hasselblad, and am now using 35mm in a digital world. Ironically, I am performing edits to images which are similar to actions I performed on prints in my darkroom days.

My goal in all that I photograph is to depict the beauty of the scene to the viewer. Admittedly this is a subjective process but I try to render a realistic image - although I feel free to enhance the image to bring out what I felt when I took the photograph.

Although I capture all of my images in color, I often convert my images to black and white when I feel the scene will be interpreted better in black and white. I have been heavily influenced by Ansel Adams, John Sexton, and Steve Nestler.

Exhibits

I have displayed my work in New England, Philadelphia, Vermont, and various venues in New Jersey. I am a member of the Brattleboro Camera Club where, until two years ago I was the Treasurer. I was the founder and of the Cape May Light and Shadows, a photo group in Cape May, New Jersey. In Vermont I am an exhibiting member of the Vermont Center for Photography.

I have a website where I have built various galleries which display my work from a number of venues. My website is tom-singleton.artistwebsites.com

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William Dixon has worked in digital photography for several years.  Though diverse in what he photographs much of his work centers on portraiture,
architecture, and travel.  Beginning with digital printing, William recently has expanded his printing skills to include alternative printing processes
that were popular from 1850 -1900.  Through attending workshops, youtube, and trial-and-error he has made cyanotype, carbon, salt, photogravure,
palladium and other types of prints.  William is presently working on a portfolio of kallitype prints based on his digital images of the California missions.

Group Exhibits

William has been an active participant in group shows organized by the Brattleboro Camera Club. 
He has had exhibits in BCC shows at the Crowell Gallery in the Moore Free Library, Newfane [Barns of Windham County, Bridges of Windham County],
Brooks Memorial Library,  Brattleboro, and Mocha Maya Coffee House in Shelburne Falls, Ma.

Solo Exhibits:

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 Bill Dixon at Vermont Center For Photography

 

  • Big Red Trucks: a series of front-on photos of the logging trucks of Cersosimo Lumber Company in Brattleboro
  • Face to Face: a collection of twenty-two portraits displayed at Amy's Bakery Café, Brattleboro
  • Artists Work Like This:  an exhibition at the Vermont Center for Photography which looked at the materials, processes, and products of a group of local artisans
  • The Berlin Wall:  The Works Bakery Cafe in Brattleboro provided space for a documentary visual presentation of the history of the Berlin Wall, including maps, the Wall, portraits of victims, and quotes by politicians
  • The Barns of South-Eastern Vermont: a group of images which document these iconic architectural buildings of the area
  • Getting from A to B:  a whimsical look at how we move from one place to another, including such methods as skateboards, vintage cars, trains, boats, and foot
  • Thirteen Photos is Thirteen Days: a series of photographs from a 13-day trip to Italy
  • The Missions of California [upcoming];  the exhibit will be held at the Crowell Gallery in the Moore Free Library, Newfane, Vt. - the photographs will illustrate the religious icons, architecture, and grounds of nineteen of these historical missions.
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Liz LaVorgna specializes in portrait photography and projects that create social change. Liz’s passion is to find the true core of someone and help them realize their inner strength while also affecting change in the viewer.
 
Accomplishments/Exhibits - History of Work

Liz's recent work has the common element of Art for Social Change.  

"When I fully realized the change that happens within a person being photographed, I realized the power that photography has to also affect change in the viewer and the world"  - Liz LaVorgna

DAPPER (2013)

The story of male of center identified individuals and their struggle to just “be” in the world. It gave a view to a community that many people are not comfortable with and created acceptance.

 

Perfect Imperfection (2014/2015)

A photo project that explored how people perceive themselves and how it affects them, ranging from body shame to emotionally charged topics like domestic violence. The exhibit was shown at Vermont Center for Photography in 2015 and received wonderful reviews.  The viewers experienced a range of emotions and really connected with the images and stories, creating understanding.  

 

Coffee & Conversation -Stories of Homelessness (2015)

A photo/multimedia project that brought together two cross-sections of our community; those who were experiencing/have experienced homelessness and those who had stable housing. Coffee & Conversation created awareness about how we connect as human beings and how we respond to community issues. The goal of the project was to help the community to connect and treat each other with kindness, respect and dignity.
 
Hungering for Home - Stories of Homelessness 2 ( 2016/2017 work in progress)
A photo/book project that will highlight what home looks like from the perspective of our homeless community. Some people are couch surfing at a friend's home, some live under bridges and some in tents or mattresses in a graveyard. Their day is spent searching, hungering for a place to "be" without harassment. The homeless are the "invisible" community that get overlooked and we want to shine a light on our neighbors' situations to create understanding and change by bringing the community together and ending the stigma of homelessness. A percentage of funds from the published book will go directly to the Groundworks Drop-In center.
 

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  Photo of Paul by Barbara Conn

 

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  Photo of Paul by Donald Miller (no relation!)

 

All photos, except where noted, © Paul Miller

 

Paul has been an active member of BCC for over 50 years when photographers worked with large black and white prints and color slides. Paul thinks the transition to the digital world shook a lot of photographers out of the Club and tried those of us who stayed. He has tried various media and is settling into scenics, B&W, and nature - most recently birds.
"It has been great to see the revival of the Club with the emphasis on digital."

Paul has had various solo shows including his current exhibit at his dentist's office and competed at several levels of the Photographic Society of America.

He is also a member of Vermont Center for Photography.  http://vcphoto.org/
View more of Paul's work at Fine Art America.  http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/3-paul-miller