Bay Area based and photo friend Michael Starkman is having a show at Photo Gallery Oakland of his beautiful silver gelatin prints that are really a treat to see. Below is my favorite image from the series.
Sacred Grove is an intimate portrait of the Mendocino Woodlands, a second growth forest of redwood and bay laurel in Northern California. Felled by loggers 100 years ago and then ravaged by fire, the Woodlands manifests Nature’s capacity for self-renewal, a lesson in the reestablishment of ecological balance surrounding still visible scars of destruction. Starkman has photographed to broaden his knowledge of this land, to deepen his connection with its spirit, and to glimpse the timeless sacred.
As part of Art Gallery Week, PHOTO will host an Artist’s Reception on Saturday, October 6, 2:00-4:00pm, with a talk by Michael Starkman at 3:00. artgalleryweek.com