An exhibition of photographs taken by Peter Felsenthal will be at the second floor gallery of the Boothbay Harbor Memorial lLbrary during November and December.
These photos, some of local and some from travels are of a variety of subjects. Some landscapes, farms in New England, and some of visiting musicians from the Salt Bay Chamberfest. The varied subjects all have in common a unifying notion of finding visual interest in what might seem the commonplace.
Peter turned more seriously to photography during the last 10 years although he has been taking pictures since given a box camera in the 1940s. He has been lucky to study at the Maine Media Workshops in Rockland where the quality of teaching has been outstanding. His teachers have included George deWolf and Joyce Tenneson.
In addition he has studied and traveled with David Middleton and Brenda Berry. The switch to digital photography has been a boon to Peter’s photography. Now photos can be changed and changed again without the trouble of having to print each iteration. This has enabled much better control of the final print. Peter’s background in technology has been helpful in the transition to digital media and in the use of a variety of software programs.
Continuing photographic education in areas that make for a more exciting artistic expression mean that the continuous learning is always present and motivating.
Peter Felsenthal published a large photo book in 2014 entitled “New Growth, Portraits of six Maine Organic Farms,” which features local farm and farmers.
The Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library is at 4 Oak Street. Call 633-3112 for hours or visit https://bbhlibrary.org