Substrate Fine Art Gallery is pleased to present the landscape photography of California-born photographer Jon Evan Glaser during the month of October. Glaser will be at the Opening Reception on
October 3rd, 2015 from 7 pm to 10 pm
This will be the artist’s first U.S. exhibit outside his current home state of Florida. The photographic work comes directly from Art Monaco.
Glaser traded the creativity and artistry of general dentistry to utilize the same characteristic traits in photography when a diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis forced an early retirement from his practice, ushering in a career in photography.
“There is something fulfilling about capturing a moment in time…particularly as the sun makes its first or last appearance,” Glaser said. “My photographs reflect an affinity for movement and sound; the latter reminiscent of a song, starting calmly, building power and energy, until the shutter releases and the image is recorded as the ultimate crescendo.”
Photographed along the Oregon coastline in the early morning. The color of the atmosphere was created by the early morning sun reflecting into the fog.
Weather, foreground interest, perspective, and the play of shadow and light are the elements that Glaser focuses on when composing an image. He has traveled extensively, visiting such natural wonders as Yosemite, Yellowstone, Grand Teton, Glacier National Park in the U.S. and Banff in Canada, along with the Smokey Mountains, Death Valley, the coastlines of Maine and Oregon, Iceland and Hawaii. Every trip has had an influence on the photographer, helping to further hone his craft.
This banyan tree is located in the southeast section of Maui, within the Kipahulu District of Haleakala National Park. The two-mile trail had an elevation of about 600 feet; by the time I got to my shooting spot I had already gone through two bottles of water! The tree is enormous and in close proximity to the path, creating a photographic challenge. I first tried to capture an image using the widest focal length of my camera lens, which wasn’t wide enough. The work-around was to take three images, one pointing the camera down, another with the camera level to the ground and a third with the camera pointing towards the sky. I then connected the three images together using computer software. Gargantuan tree 0, landscape photographer 1!
Glaser is prolific in his work. He has exhibited his photographs at Sunshine State venues, including Art Palm Beach in January 2015, the Palm Beach County Convention Center, and Art Basel in December 2014, the Spectrum Venue in Miami, both as part of the “Irreversible Project”; The Boca Raton Museum of Art 2014 Biennial Exhibition; the Palm Beach Photographic Centre; Delray Beach Center for the Arts; Gab Studio, and Art Fusion Gallery in Miami; and Gallery 101 and the Karen Ledbetter Gallery in Fort Lauderdale.
Additionally, Glaser is a signature member of the Boca Raton Museum Artist’s Guild and his work is regularly featured at the Members’ Gallery. He has been the recipient of a number of awards, including the “Silver Award” at this year’s PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris, and his work has been featured in several publications, including Black & White magazine.
DJ Set // Complimentary Beer & Wine.
Substrate Fine Art Gallery is located at 709 North Ridgewood Place in Los Angeles, California 90038.