Black and white photos capturing the mood – at Arts in the Park this weekend.

Posted July 09, 2014, at 7:32 a.m.

Herman Meisner lives in Northport, Maine and has exhibited his black and white photos at Arts in the Park for many years.

His formal training was in biochemistry, as a University research professor…”but I believe that photography has similarities to my long-time profession, in that, much like the outcome of research, a successful photograph is achieved in only a small fraction of cases.”

He studied photography at Maine Media Workshops; Cape Cod Workshops; also for many years at the Worcester Center for Crafts in Massachusetts, with Peter Faulkner, whom he credits with teaching by example what good and not-so-good photographs look like. His works have been exhibited locally at single person and juried shows; and is currently represented by several galleries in Maine.

Meisner: “I try to view my surroundings acutely, and recreate the varied images that presented themselves, capturing the feeling that was inherent at that moment in a still photo. I take many of my images during poor weather; snow, fog, cold, wind, and rain create certain scenes not often found in picture-postcard conditions. I like to think that black and white photos capture the feeling, or mood, of these moments and add to the realism- or is it surrealism?-of the scene.”

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Ducktrap Photo will be at Arts in the Park July 12th & 13th on the Belfast Waterfront.

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