Wednesday, February 23, 2011
pentti sammallahti at nailya alexander gallery
all photos copyright pentti sammallahti.
bucolic splendor blog drew my attention to this great show at nailya alexander gallery (just down the street from rare violins.
velvety images, lushly, masterfully printed.
sammallahti- cartier-bresson of animal photography? don't mean to trivialize (quite the opposite!) or oversimplify, but these shots are compelling because the very deliberate compositions are captured in decisive moments; ... a strange surreal feeling when a lovely landscape is briefly inhabited and echoed by a stretching dog, strutting blackbirds, a seated monkey...