Traveling Again

Having had my wings clipped (as have we all) by C-19, I’ve gone a little stir crazy. So, when the opportunity to travel safely arose, I packed light and traveled fast. My first adventure was a 12 hour trip to NYC. Fantastic city, New York.

So how do you approach one of the world’s great cities in 12 hours?

You make a list.

You list the things you want to shoot, then you look at the time you have, and you start cutting.

Then you do a little more cutting.

Once you’ve finished that, you cut some more.

I whittled down my shot list to six salient images that tell a story of Lower Manhattan. When next I return, it will be to shoot midtown…and I’ll work out another six or seven shots to acquire.

That being said, I did come away with lots of unexpected treasures…and several will go in my New York suite as I return to continue capturing my take on the city that never sleeps.

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10aPort Townsend Gallery

715 Water St, Port Townsend, WA

Saturday, November 13, 10a-5p

A/NT Gallery Seattle

Seattle Center, between Key Arena and Intl. Fountain

TBA

Also showing at:

From time to time I am favored with a space at a local business. Thanks to these friends for sharing their wall space:

 
Parklane Gallery, Kirkland

130 Park Ln, Kirkland, WA 98033

Guest Artist September-October 2021

 
Spice & Tea Exchange

929 Water St, Port Townsend, WA

 

If you are a business and would like to host a temporary exhibit, please email me:

tom@tomsaknit.com 


Artist’s Statement

Tom Saknit, Redacted Photography™ Fine Art Photography

“Were you there, did you read about it, or might it remind you of a story someone one once told you?”

Our memory of places and events is imperfect…sometimes truer-than-true and sometimes less than faithful. With Redacted Photography™ through color, motion and meticulous deletion I play with images and perception to highlight the imprecision of memory…and the joy of romanticized recollection. 

A mixed media artist in the broadest sense of the term, my work begins with a photograph and through a subtle minimalistic approach, end with an impression. The work is a fugue on my fascination with the unreliability of memory, and the fight for clarity to recall life’s fleeting moments. The work is systematically, unflinchingly subjective, referencing recognizable form at its basic level and inviting the viewer to fill in the lost spaces that punctuate the canvas.

I have always been drawn to unfinished work and the forms that are created in the transformative (and for me, magical) process that lies between concept and creation. The skeleton of a building under construction…the pieces of cloth on a designers table…Gilbert Stuart’s “Washington,” …Leonardo da Vinci’s “Adoration of the Magi.” As an artist I am driven by the challenge to present an image…a memory… with as little information as possible, while still preserving impression and impact.

In the Pacific Northwest, I live and work on pieces which I hope will work for you.

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