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...


  1. I love these images (and the ones on the link you gave)-- the blend of geometry and organic, focus and heart. I showed them to my son (now 16). He just put up a website, yesterday, of his photos. Check it out:

  2. hey em- i LOVE jake's pictures1 they're great!


  3. Beck, These photos are awesome! I love the dog on the motorcycle thing. Em,I'll check out Jake's photos.

  4. So glad you got to see the show in person - wish I had the chance! And the "Cartier-Bresson of animal photography" - love it - so very apt!