Coast Starlight Union Station, LA
Garry Winnogrand, SFMOMA
Internationally acclaimed portrait photographer, Sonoma County's own Murray Rockowitz presents his first exhibit of strictly personal photography in many years. This vibrant show, currently on exhbit in downtown Petaluma's popular Tea Room cafe is a departure from the fine art portraiture most people associate with this distinctive pro, having been made out and about as he travels through life, from museums and galleries to the streets of San Francisco and Boston to an Amtrak Train Trip along the California Coast.
If you thought you knew Murray's work, go have a look and then, think again. Better yet, have a look over breakfast or lunch - the Tea Room being one of my favorite eateries in the hometown.
About his process Murray says: “I see, react, engage, compose, and make an exposure, be it on film or pixels. As I carefully compose on the ground glass or make an exposure without looking through the viewfinder or screen, I do so by feel, I work intuitively. Then after the fact, I see what happened; sometimes intrinsic meaning actually appears other times it is simply a good picture”.
Working as a professional portraitist, Petaluma’s Murray Rockowitz has been serving clients throughout the Bay Area and beyond for 25 years. His works reside in personal and corporate collections throughout the world. He has been making photographs with serious intent and passion since 1977.
Where: The Tea Room Cafe, 316 Western Avenue. Petaluma, CA.
Hours: Open everyday
Dates: The exhibit runs through March 15th, 2014.
For more information and/or an interview contact the studio, <email@example.com> or call 707 765-1972.