JAMES CRAIG PHOTOGRAPHY

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Nan, my artist wife, and I live in Havre de Grace, Maryland where I am presently working on a project I call Havre de Grace Street. This includes random street shots, First Fridays, occasional events and, oddly enough, local performance shooting. In the process I am shooting both rehearsals and performances for Rogue Swan, a local Vaudeville/Musical/Dance group, giving them the color JPGs and keeping the RAW files for my B&W work.

This project, with its concentration on people, is certainly different from preceding projects. Maybe this is what led to my switch away from DSLRs to Fuji mirrorless cameras.

Between 2006 and 2016 my primary focus was on my Easter Island project. This culminated in two books: The Moon has been Eaten and, later, a very limited edition Volume II. I also have two limited edition books from what I call the Negative Years – film photography from before the turn of the century: Acadia, a Portrait and Looking Back. All of my books are available in reader optimized PDF format for free download – which they get a lot of.

Many of the images in The Moon has been Eaten were featured in a one-man show at the Museo Antropológico Padre Sebastián Englert in Hanga Roa, Easter Island in 2008.

As far as other exhibitions, awards, prizes, inclusions, publications, etc. – all of the information for that resides in a box that I open only to shove the next pretty much meaningless tear-sheet, etc. into.


BA in History, Lincoln University, PA.

MA in Liberal Arts, St Johns College, Annapolis, MD

Chaired ArtQuest Arts Festival for six+ years – an annual arts event encouraging interaction between artists and the general public, free to the public and artists alike. AQ provided free tents and display system for visual artists to showcase their work. Real, original fine art and fine craft only. Young artists were encouraged to try their hand at different venues of visual art under the direction of professional artisans.


CONTACT

eMail: jcraig4357@gmail.com

Phone: 443-502-2958 / 443-643-6348

or through RiverView Gallery, Havre de Grace, MD 410-939-6401


Cameras and Equipment

     Presently using Fuji mirrorless system for most shooting – although I occasionally enjoy working a series of images shooting RAW using the iPhone.


TALKS

     Contact me if interested in my talk and slide show on the Easter Island project.

I adapt it to the audience, depending on whether they are primarily photographers

or other interested parties.


WORKSHOPS

     While I have no interest in the traditional photography workshop, I would

definitely be interested in putting together hands-on workshops that have anything

to do with my how-to column projects.

Caricature by Tom Chalkley, Baltimore, MD

www.tomchalk.com

About the Artist

Other sites from James Craig

nancraigart.com – my wife's wonderful paintings

riverviewgallerymd.com – for the local gallery where we both show our work

Gallery Affiliation

RiverView

Gallery

Havre de Grace, MD

riverviewgallerymd.com

My Pushin' the Rock logo was penned by Caron Sisko, our artist/author daughter.