Blue Hill photographer Kathy Hally will exhibit her artwork at the Blue Hill Public Library during the month of March. In the show, titled Taking a Closer Look, she will display color photographs, 11-by-14-inches and larger, taken with Nikon 40 and Nikon D7000 cameras and processed in a “digital darkroom.” The images are not cropped on the computer; instead Kathy zooms in and out of the focus area through her camera while shooting.
About the show, Kathy offers, “This body of work has evolved from my passion of looking more closely at what I am photographing. I used to focus on composition and exposure, but not necessarily take the time to look more closely at what caught my eye in the first place. I am now experimenting with zooming in on images. Instead of just taking a photograph of something I find beautiful or interesting, I am taking a closer look at different angles, the light, and zooming in on different parts of the image when I am out shooting. “
Kathy Hally grew up in Maine and attended local schools, including graduating from George Stevens Academy. She became interested in photography in high school and further studied it in college, earning an associate degree in photography from Endicott College in Beverly, MA. She had “put photography on the back burner when I began raising a family and developing my career,” but now has a renewed energy and excitement for photography, committing more time to taking photographs again.
Kathy has been a second grade teacher at the Blue Hill Consolidated School for 10 years. When she is not teaching or taking photographs she loves to garden and hike. The exhibit is available for viewing during Library hours. For more information, call the Library at 374-5515, or visit the artist’s web site at khallyphotography.wordpress.com.