Sacred Landscapes

The Photography of Lorran Meares

September 22 2018 - October 28 2018
Lorran Meares on the Sacred Places Series:

Night magnifies the differences between material culture and the subtle, deeper, hidden world of spirit. The late Cheyenne spiritual leader Bill Tallbull explained: “When five o’clock comes along, he [the archaeologist] hangs up his boots. This is the time of day when the spiritual part of the valley comes alive, in the evening and in the darkness. A lot of spirits don’t come out until the sun sets.”

That’s when I make photographs.

No Photoshop manipulation is involved in the creation of these images. All of the “work” takes place in front of the camera by incorporating special light-painting techniques that present the subject to whatever recording medium is utilized. While most of the images in this website were created on film, digital technology merely substitutes a sensor in place of the traditional light-sensitive emulsion.

Artist Talk and Demonstration, Reception | Hosted by the Friends of the Museum
7pm, Friday, October 12

If participants wish to join in, and take the very same picture alongside photographer Lorran Meares, they will need a tripod and a digital SLR camera capable of making a manual adjustment with respect to ISO, aperture and shutter speed.   Learn more here


Community Art Day with Lorran Meares: 
Create 3-D Pictures with your Smartphone
1-3pm, Saturday, October 13

Participants will need to bring a smartphone and will need to download a free app called "3D Photo."

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