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OCEAN VIEW II

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A pinhole camera is a simple camera without a lens, effectively a light-proof box with a small hole in one side. Light from a scene passes through this single point and projects an inverted image on the opposite side of the camera. The camera requires a lengthy exposure and typical exposures range from 15 seconds to several hours. In Ocean View Stetler’s pinhole images capture coastal Eastern Long Island – its mysterious predawn moments, elegant shorelines and ever-changing weather. Light and motion intersect to transform landscapes revealing a unique point of view. Stetler’s photographic perspective alters the visible world into images of mystery and motion.
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  • Ocean View II   by Mark Stetler
    Pinhole Photography of Montauk Point
  • Mark Stetler’s life and career in photography span more than twenty years. Born and raised in Cleveland, he worked in Atlanta as a commercial photographer prior to coming to New York City in 1994 to assist Richard Avedon. This inspirational relationship led to creative ventures of his own in portraiture and fashion, two fields where he currently shoots for clients, worldwide.

    Stetler’s fine art work gained recognition through Mamiya’s Emerging Photographer’s Award and the publication of his images of September 11th shot from the rooftop of his studio near the World Trade Center. Numerous exhibitions of his work have followed.

    Landscapes in the Catskills and Eastern Long Island where Stetler currently resides have inspired a new body of work combining his affinity with nature with his fascination with the pinhole camera to create enigmatic landscapes shot “without glass.”

    An avid sailor, Stetler has captained his boat Alliance through many of the waters depicted in these photographs.

    Inquiries regarding print purchase, licensing and the commission of special projects: info@markstetler.org
    Press/Images: www.markstetler.org. All of Ocean View's photographic images print 30x30 and up.

    His book is available at http://www.blurb.com/books/2661273

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