Saturday, November 3, 2012

The 13th Annual Photo A Go Go!
December 14, 2012


Everyone at the collective is getting super excited about this years event. We are hoping you can be a part. Please consider participating in the 2012 Photo a Go Go, a silent auction of fine art photography, and one of the most exciting photographic events of the year in Maine. Photo a Go Go is BPiC’s only annual fundraiser, and it allows us to continue to foster the photographic community in Maine and beyond. Your support provides us with the ability to offer an affordable place for artists to work, workshops for educating the community in photographic arts, and enriching events like artist lectures and residencies.
At the Bakery Photographic Collective, we want to encourage your continued support for our exciting and important fundraiser. We would like to ask you to take part by donating *one* ready to hang photograph to this fantastic collection of images. And in return, you will receive a credit of 20 hours use of our facility within the next year. This event gains the attention of many collectors, curators and galleries so please show us your finest work.
To Participate:
Please fill out our ONLINE FORM and upload a jpeg of the piece you are donating. We will be using the images submitted for promotions (advertising, posters, cards, banners etc.) so please upload a jpeg to these specifications:
JPEG saved at 1800 pixels on longest side, 2.8 MB max size
Title the image before upload in the following manner:
LastName_FirstName.jpg (for example: Gursky_Andreas.jpg)
Please submit by November 11th so we can include your name in all our promotions.
Feel free to contact us with any questions. Drop-Off of work will begin November 15th.
Some Important Dates to Remember:
October 26th: Online Registration of Intent to Donate with JPEG due
November 15th to November 29th: Drop-Off of work
December 13th and 14th: Photo a GO GO Preview
December 14th 6-8pm: Photo a GO GO Party and Auction
We hope to see you there!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Friday, September 14, 2012

Susana Raab at Salt

Excited to check out Susana Raab's Consumption on display at Salt until Oct. 3rd. So sad, but True...
Makin' ugly side of American consumption look good using hyper saturated medium format Color film.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Friday, June 29, 2012

New Resident: Mona Miri

Introducing our newest artist-in-residence, Mona Miri!

Mona Miri has worked as a photographer for more than 10 years, translating her unique perspective of the environment onto traditional film and digital images. Mona's style appropriately represents the struggle of change. Her environmental series, a collection of urban landscapes, allows the audience to experience change as manifest in industrial development. Her environmentally-friendly practices and methods through her work has found her acclaim in the photography community and industry. She has worked with environmental organizations like The National Wildlife Federation, commissioned in Sustainability programs and worked with various Non-Profits. She has also collaborated on projects with Green Business', and major companies like Converse Inc., Kohl's, Sears, Puma and more through their social and environmental responsibility initiatives. Her work has been featured in The Boston Globe, LA times, CMYK Photography Magazine, Treehugger, Digital Photographer Magazine, and more.

Check out her work at:

Monday, June 18, 2012

Salon Photo Talk with Una Hunderi

Our current artist in residence, Una Hunderi, has come all the way from Oslo, Norway to work on her new project. She will be giving a talk about her work this Thursday 6/21.
Free and open to the public!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

An interesting website with information and resources to alternative photography processes 

Sunday, May 27, 2012

       Elena Kalis is an interesting photographer I came 
across recently. She is underwater photographer
based in the Bahamas.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Used Film Cameras and Camera Repair in Vermont

Looking for antique or used film cameras in Maine and can't find them?  There are two camera stores in Vermont that are a great resource for buying and selling old used cameras for reasonable prices.  I tried to find a medium format camera here in Maine a few years ago and was told by the folks at Photo Market on Forest Avenue in Portland that the market for used film cameras is dwindling because of digital photography.  You can find the camera of your choice on the internet but you will never know its true condition until you can physically look at it.  They suggested Lezot Camera in Burlington, Vermont, and Green Mountain Camera in Waterbury, Vermont.  When I called both places, they told me what they had in stock but that cameras are constantly coming and going.  I went to Lezot and found a Rolleicord TLR medium format camera for a very reasonable price.  They also had a Mamiya and a Hasselblad.  When I went to Green Mountain Camera, they had everything from 35 mm to large format to brownies.  

The other great thing about Lezot Camera is that they have a camera repair shop right in the store.  They have specialized technicians to make repairs on old film cameras.  They will also rent cameras if you want to try out, say a large format camera, that you may not want to purchase yet.

Green Mountain Camera

(802) 244-0883
Mailing Address:  PO Box 328, Waterbury Center, VT 05677
Physical Address:  14 Sunset Drive, Waterbury Center, VT 05677

Lezot Camera

34 Church Street Suite #3
Burlington, VT 05401
p. 802-652-2400 ext 1
f.  802-652-2401

Also check out this show in Burlington, Vermont shown on Lezot's website

Do you heart Film?

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Steven Rubin's "Vacationland"goes up at the drkrm gallery in Los Angeles from April 28 through May 26.

"In 1982, with a camera but no car and little money, Steven Rubin hitchhiked around Maine, heading inland from the coast and finding his way to this remote region where the photographs in this exhibit were taken, living for a time in an abandoned cabin without electricity, heat, or running water.  When the winter proved too cold, he accepted a bare mattress in the corner of a family's mobile home.  He eventually became a fixture in the community and they embraced him, at least for a time.  Over the years he returned for numerous visits."

Friday, May 11, 2012

Wet-Plate Collodion Workshop with Keliy Anderson-Staley June 9th!

Registration for Keliy Anderson-Staley's Wet-Plate Collodion Workshop on June 9th has opened! You can sign up here to reserve your spot, or call us at 207-591-6675. Intermediate practitioners are encouraged to enroll as we will be using 7x7" and 8x10" plates.

Keliy is also our current Artist-in-Residence, and will be giving a Salon Talk on Thursday, May 24th at 7pm to present her work.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Gabriella Sturchio at June Fitzpatrick

Check out the senior thesis work of intern, Gabriella Sturchio, along with other Maine College of Art grads, at the First Friday Art Walk at June Fitzpatrick Gallery:

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Cindy Sherman at MoMA

With the recent opening at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, photographer Cindy Sherman's retrospective has been attracting almost everyone's attention, so I couldn't help but be intrigued by the enormous amount of publicity, both through major news feeds as well as friends' and colleagues' word-of-mouth.


According to MoMA's website,
"The exhibition will explore dominant themes throughout Sherman’s career, including artifice and fiction; cinema and performance; horror and the grotesque; myth, carnival, and fairy tale; and gender and class identity. Also included are Sherman’s recent photographic murals (2010), which will have their American premiere at MoMA."
There is an interactive gallery to roll through if you cannot hitch a ride to the Big Apple.
The show is up from February 26 - June 11 on the sixth floor.

Cindy Sherman, Doll Clothes (1975) on Vimeo.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Photography books at Bowdoin College Library

I recently had the opportunity to visit the Bowdoin College Library's Special Collections, where they have an enormous and impressive catalog of rare books, including limited-edition artists' books. I only had the time to study few books, including Maine photographer Cig Harvey's The Hope Chest, which was assembled in 2011 as an edition of only 15. It was an incredible experience to be able to interact so intimately with these prints, and the worded sleeves they were in.

I highly encourage allocating a few hours to visit Bowdoin's library and see what they have to offer.

There is a link to the catalogue of photography books here.

Photo shows at the Boston MFA

The Boston Museum of Fine Arts is currently exhibiting two fantastic photo shows.
The first is
"Modernist Photography: 1910-1950"


A new camera "vision"

"Modernist Photography 1910–1950" features approximately 40 American modernist photographs representing highlights from the Museum's own collection as well as The Lane Collection. Complementing the work displayed in several of the other Level 3 galleries in the new Art of the Americas Wing, this exhibition focuses on the concept that the camera was, in many respects, the ideal tool for modernist artists of the day and that this new camera “vision” resulted in some of the most truly groundbreaking work to have been produced in any medium.
 This show has been up since last July, and will close April 1.

Also in the MFA you can  visit
"Silver, Salt, and Sunlight: Early Photography in Britain and France"


Celebrate the golden age of early photography

The invention of photography in 1839 was a pivotal achievement that changed the course of cultural history. The early years of the medium were rich in experimentation. As each process and technique was invented, artists enthusiastically explored new possibilities for visual recording and expression. This exhibition celebrates the golden age of early photography in France and Britain, the two countries in which the medium was simultaneously invented.
Arranged according to theme and exploring a range of photographic approaches, “Silver, Salt, and Sunlight” features some rare early photographs from the Museum's collection. Among the photographic pioneers included are William Henry Fox Talbot, Hill and Adamson, Roger Fenton, Edouard Baldus, Gustave Le Gray, Nadar, Julia Margaret Cameron, and Francis Frith.
 This show is in exhibition February 7 - August 5.