“Aperture Priorities -Translating The Moment” at NHAA gallery
PORTSMOUTH – Norm and Aaron Ramsey, an uncle-nephew team, are once again holding a joint exhibit of their photography at the New Hampshire Art Association’s Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery during the month of August.
Both Aaron and Norm share the view that photography, as a means of artistic expression, transcends the objective reality represented by the subject matter in their photographs.
The result is a moment frozen in time attempting to convey the visualization of an emotional, if not cognitive experience, triggered by the subject matter itself.
The challenge, as photographic artists, is translating that moment into a meaningful visual experience for the viewer.
Norm’s curiosity and interest in photography is traced back to his early childhood when introduced to his aunt’s Polaroid Land Camera and has remained with him ever since.
His nearly 36 years in business may have not allowed as much time for photography as he would have liked, but he did produce much of marketing images used during that time and still managed to obtain a Certificate of Graduation in Professional Photography from the New York Institute of Photography.
Since then, continued education in various aspects of the art, including the post-editing processes available today has allowed for Norm’s photographic expression to transcend simple picture taking, extending beyond the technical aspects of the craft.
Norm is a member of the NH Art Association and the NH Association of Photographic Artists. His images have appeared in galleries in Ogunquit and Kittery, Maine; St Augustine, Florida; and are often shown at the Levy Gallery in Portsmouth.
Norm’s nephew Aaron has been practicing in the art of photography for the past 18 years, however he has been snapping photos for as long as he can remember.
Having discovered a professional passion for the craft in the streets of Paris, France, while studying abroad, he set out to enhance his knowledge upon return at both the New England Institute of Art and the Maine Media Workshops in Rockport, Maine.
Aaron currently employs his skills as a professional landscape photographer, capturing the Maine Coast – often in its most violent form. His love for storms, dynamic weather patterns, and raging seas is what drives his vision. His work can be seen around Ogunquit, Maine, in landmark restaurants and hotels, and is occasionally shown at the New Hampshire Art Association
GO & DO
“Aperture Priorities -Translating The Moment”
Photographs by Norm and Aaron Ramsey
Where: Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery, South Gallery,136 State Street, Portsmouth NH
When: July 31 through Sept. 1. Opening reception on Friday, Aug. 2, from 5 to 8 p.m.
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.
“Bateau Sur La Berge”, a photograph by Norm Ramsey
“Town Point”, a photograph by Norm Ramsey
“Hear The Sun”, a photograph by Aaron Ramsey
“Insignificant”, a photograph by Aaron Ramsey