Travelogue: Contrast and Beauty

photography by
Dr. James Dowaliby

 

Dr. James Dowaliby is a retired surgeon, whose second calling in life has always been photography. While he now teaches Basic Black & White Photography at Paier College of Art in Hamden, CT, his color works have an intensity and beauty of contrast and depth.

"I began taking pictures after I got out of the army in 1953," he says. "I had no particular aim in mind, I just wanted to learn how to make photographs, especially in New Mexico, where I had grown up. The sky there is dominant, the light brilliant and the air has a desert clarity that makes even shadows luminous.

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Bell Mountain, Arizona
     
Trees, Arizona

 

"My first teacher was Mack Williams, who owned the camera store in my home town of Roswell, and sold me my first good cameras, an Exakta and a Rolleiflex which I still use. Mack generously taught me basic techniques and allowed me to work in his personal darkroom at any time from 1954 to 1956, when I left New Mexico." Dowaliby now uses a digital process of RGB images, printing with archival Ultrachrome inks on matte paper.

"Upon retiring from medical practice in 1998," he explains, "I studied photography again, this time with Peter Benson at Paier College. When Peter became head of the photography department there, he invited me to join him, and I now teach there.

"My aim is simply to be a prepared observer of the visual world, and on my travels in Italy, Mexico, Norway, Ethiopia, and the Southwest US, I photograph whatever I see that amazes, impresses or charms me. For me, the idea of ‘Technique’ serves this end and rapidly evolves with technology in this digital age. I am by nature contemplative, and my reach exceeds my grasp – I sometimes miss good pictures because I react too slowly. But I do my best, and every once in a while I capture an image that gives me lasting pleasure."

     
People on the Road, Ethiopia
     
Girls, Ethiopia

 

The York Square Cinema Gallery

Artist Reception: Sunday, June 6, 4:00 - 6:00 PM

Exhibit: May 24 - June 23, 2004

 

Gallery curator: Johnes Ruta (203) 387-4933

azothgallery@comcast.net http://azothgallery.com/

 

PRICE LIST

RGB Digital photographs; Ultrachrome Archival ink prints.

Title

Matted &
Framed

Matted

Unmatted

       

Door Knocker

$270

$210

$180

Passageway, Sicily

$270

$210

$180

Altar, Sicily

$270

$210

$180

Woman of San Miguel

$345

$270

$230

Fuenta del Palma

$270

$210

$180

Public Washtubs

$270

$210

$180

Doorway, San Miguel

$270

$210

$180

Mother & Child, Ethiopia

$270

$210

$180

On the Road, Ethiopia

$270

$210

$180

Two Girls, Ethiopia

$270

$210

$180

Pool Painter, Sunajuato

$270

$210

$180

El Che, Oaxaca

$270

$210

$180

Building, San Miguel

$270

$210

$180

Corrida I

$270

$210

$180

Corrida II

$270

$210

$180

Radiograph I

(X-rays by Dr. Amy Sherman & colleagues)

$270

$210

$180

Radiograph II

$270

$210

$180

Radiograph III

$270

$210

$180

Radiograph IV

$270

$210

$180

Active Retirement Community

$270

$210

$180

Mystic Seaport

$270

$210

$180

Figurehead

$270

$210

$180

Mystic Seaport II

$270

$210

$180


Inquiries : Please contact Gallery Curator:

Johnes Ruta, (203) 387- 4933 azothgallery@comcast.net