Martin Lesinski on Hendrik Paul’s Show, Light From Within

Black and white photography

I’ve been to a banquet­—Hendrik Paul’s new show at The Image Flow, Light From Within. It’s a show with crescendos of excitement and photographs that grant the viewer entry into the personal vision of an emerging voice. There are some many faceted gems here. As with any emerging photographer, about one third of the show consists of classic image making. Though masterful, as classic uses of composition, light, tonal value, subject matter, etc., they are images that don’t add anything new to the vocabulary of photography and don’t clear his unique voice. However, these are silenced by the majority of the show, which consists of images that not only add words and phrases to photography’s vocabulary, but also employ these additions to convey stories of genuine seeing.

February Image of the Month by Nancy Alcott

San Francisco based photographer Nancy Alcott took these pictures of Kristy Balarini and Timothy Redpath’s daughter Harlin at about two weeks old. We were tremendously impressed when Kristy came into The Image Flow to have a series of images printed for family members. These are not your typical baby pictures.Visit www.nancyalcott.com to see more Nancy’s work.