The Hermit Kingdom of Ladakh

Ladakh, or “Little Tibet” as it is known, is a wildly beautiful desert region high in the Western Himalayas. It is a place of few resources and an extreme climate, and a culture over 1000 years old. Leh, Ladakh, a fabled city, is  on the ancient silk route.

In the month of September, the ‘moonscape’ of Ladakh comes alive with a magic of its own. The people, wearing  gold and silver ornaments and turquoise headpieces, dance in  the streets. Traditional dances depict the many legends of Ladakh, the hermit kingdom. Ancient monasteries sport flags in a riot of colors, display tankhas and have archery competitions,  horse-polo, and more .

Leaving Tuesday, finally, after many earlier summer plans went awry…I wonder how it will be…

September Festivals in Ladakh

September Festivals in Ladakh

This is a photo from The Crooked Trails website…
We will have little internet access but I will try to post when I can…

Black and White Spider Awards honors photographer Terri Gold

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LONDON (June 18th, 2012) Professional photographer Terri Gold was awarded 3rd Place – Honor of Distinction in People: Kushti Wrestlers in Delhi and two Honorable Mentions: At the Bathing Ghats and Racing with the Wind by the 7th Annual Black and White Spider Awards at a prestigious Nomination & Winners PhotoShow. The live online ceremony webcast Saturday, June 9, 2012 was attended by photography fans in 72 countries who logged on to see the climax of the industry’s most important event for black and white photography.

The awards international Jury included captains of the industry from National Geographic, Fratelli Alinari, Heffel Fine Art to the Tate in London who honored Spider Fellows with 180 coveted title awards and 875 nominees in 14 categories.“It is an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the 8,223 entries we received this year,” said Basil O’Brien, the awards Creative Director.

You can view the 7th Annual Winners Gallery at http://www.thespiderawards.com/gala/winners.php?x=p&cid=110

BLACK AND WHITE SPIDER AWARDS is the leading international award honoring excellence in black and white photography. This celebrated event shines a spotlight on the best professional and amateur photographers worldwide and honors the finest images with the highest achievements in black and white photography.

Terri Gold – Artist Reception: March 3rd, 5pm – 8pm – Keyes Art

“Still Points in a Turning World”

Images of Tribal India and Kham painted with encaustic wax and oils.

Hope you can join us !

Artist Reception: March 3rd, 5pm – 8pm

Show Open Until  March 6th
Gallery Open Friday- Sunday 11am to 6pm and by appt.
Contact: Terri Gold  ttgold@aol.com

551 West 21st / 4th Flr/NYC
917-509-1379
http://www.juliekeyesart.com

For more info:  ttgold@aol.com | http://www.terrigoldworldimagery.com

Impressions in Wax: The Creative Process

The photograph is the beginning of the process. My technique involves creating imagery using the invisible infrared light spectrum. I shot infrared film for many years. Now, I use a digital camera converted to infrared and the digital darkroom to create the split-toned imagery. Working with infrared light adds an element of mystery when creating the work, which, I feel, suits the subject matter and the timeless quality of the images. The post processing is part of my medium-I work with Photoshop and now I am pouring encaustic wax on the surface of the prints. This creates work that looks similar to a photograph, but at the same time depends heavily upon the intervention of my hand. I was just in a studio in Philadelphia working with the wax and painting the images with oil sticks. The digital images have always seemed a bit too clean for me and I have been looking for a way to put back in elements that may surprise me.


aCurator- Featured Photographer

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aCurator is a full screen magazine featuring photography and art, edited and published by Julie Grahame in New York…

I am happy to be the current featured artist.

“My ongoing body of work, ‘Still Points in a Turning World’, explores our universal cross-cultural truths: the importance of family, community, ritual and the amazing diversity of its expression.

“The differences between our many world cultures are fading away. We all lose when ancient skills and visionary wisdom are forgotten. As a ‘visual archeologist’, photography has become my way to honor and celebrate an existence that may soon vanish and what it is that makes a people unique. I believe that sharing these stories and rituals can have a positive impact by providing a window on our common humanity.” – Terri Gold, July 2010

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