PORTSMOUTH – A collection of iconic location photographs taken around Portsmouth by David Speltz will be on exhibit during the month of June at the New Hampshire Art Association’s Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery.
“As a film based black and white photographer, it is rare I show color pictures of local interest,” Speltz said. “However, in the 17 years I have lived in Portsmouth, I have taken my share of the iconic location shots with digital cameras – the same ones you often see on postcards around town.
“Here is my version, but in very large size,” he continued. “Some are taken with my handy iPhone, some with a regular digital camera. And sometimes big is better. You be the judge.”
Speltz is the founder and owner of the New England Center for Photography at Camera Commons, LLC, of Dover, NH. Camera Commons is a photographic facility with two galleries, studios, darkrooms, a digital lab and other facilities for professional and amateur photographers.
It provides numerous workshops including basic to advanced classes in both digital and analog photography. The galleries promote national legacy such as Paul Caponigro, Tillman Crane, Norman Mauskopf, Debbie Fleming Caffery and others as well as local and regional emerging artists.
Speltz and his wife Nike live in Portsmouth, NH.
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“Postcards from Portsmouth” – photographs by David Speltz
Where: Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery, 136 State Street, Portsmouth, NH
When: June 5 through June 30. Opening reception on Friday, June 7 from 5 to 8 p.m. Free.
Gallery hours: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Fridays and Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Sundays from 12 to 5 p.m.
Artwork: “Moffat-Ladd House”, a photograph by NHAA member David Speltz