"Photography is at once commonplace and utterly miraculous," says artist-photographer Austin Granger. "When I'm photographing well, I have the most uncanny feeling that the pictures are predestined. I recognize them. They correspond."
Granger will exhibit 60 black and white photographs in "Correspondence," Saturday, March 10, to Tuesday, April 10, at LightBox Photographic Gallery, 1045 Marine Drive, Astoria, Oregon.
* Opening reception: 5-8 p.m. March 10.
* Artist's talk: 4-5 p.m. March 10. Call 503-468-0238 to reserve seating.
"Austin Granger is making the most interesting landscape photography in the modern genre," says Ray Bidegain, photographer and educator. "It is driven by a keen sense of graphic organization, is sometimes humorous and is always uniquely his own vision."
Michael Granger of LightBox Photographic Gallery agrees. "Plan ahead for the very expressive and extremely talented Austin Granger," he urges. "We look forward to introducing you to the imagery of this prolific visual master."
For more than 15 years, Austin Granger has practiced his craft using the richness, depth and authenticity only black and white film delivers. For this exhibition, 60 photographs were rendered as luminous platinum palladium prints on Hahnemühle Platinum Rag, museum quality paper, in collaboration with The Cunningham Press. Hahnemühle provided generous support for this exhibit.