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Interview with Rachael Jablo

Posted by Shawn Tamaribuchi on 1/2/2013 to interviews

Sharp, 2010

For the past three years I've been working on My days of losing words, a series that explores my life with chronic migraine through self portraits, medical images and still life imagery. Once upon a time I used to be a landscape and urban landscape photographer, but when I got hit with the headache in '08, that had to slow down, so I started shooting what my life became. It deals with the physical way that I see when I'm in pain- I get tunnel vision- and the claustrophobia of chronic illness. Thankfully, I'm feeling a bit better these days and it also deals with the healing process, too. It's going to be published by Kehrer Verlag this fall. Kickstarter coming soon!- Rachael Jablo

Artist-in-Residence David Wolf

Posted by Shawn Tamaribuchi on 11/12/2012 to interviews

David Wolf’s photographs explore worlds both seen and imagined. Whatever his immediate subject, making photographs for David is a process of transformation.  “By making a connection between one’s inner life and the greater world,” he writes, “art transforms not only what we see but who we are.  At the heart of this process is empathy.”

While he has photographed in many places, Wolf most often works close to his home of twenty years in the vibrant Mission District neighborhood of San Francisco.  The passage of time is a continual source of inspiration for David’s work.  He is especially drawn to making images that express how change becomes visible in the physical world.

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10 Questions with RayKo Instructor
Erika Gentry

Posted by Shawn Tamaribuchi on 11/1/2012 to interviews


Erika Gentry is a Visual Artist and Educator. She specializes in digital imaging, photography, education, multi media arts and fine art printing in the Bay Area. An early advocate of the creative digital domain, she has been teaching and presenting electronic arts and photography at the institutional, organizational and individual levels nationwide since 1996 and has been a consultant to many of the industry’s leading professional photographers as they converted from film to a digital workflow. She has taught one-on-one and group courses at corporations and colleges such as The Rochester Institute of Technology, The SF Art Institute, Foothill College, and RayKo Photo Center. She is currently as Associate Professor at City College of San Francisco. Gentry grew up in Portland, Oregon and received her B.A. from The School of Journalism and Communications at the University of Oregon in Eugene. She completed her M.F.A. at The School of Imaging Arts and Sciences at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Her personal photographic projects explore issues of identity as expressed through the use of technology. She exhibits her art work internationally and serves on the the National Board of Directors for The Society for Photographic Education and the advisory board of Lensculture Magazine. (erikagentry.com)

Series: Ritratto Gratis. The concept “Ritratto Gratis”or “Free Portrait” is not a new one among artists but one I felt was fitting for the historical town of Assisi, Italy and inspired from the following quote from St. Francis of Assisi. “Remember that when you leave this earth, you can take with you nothing that have received–only what you have given.” — St. Francis of Assisi

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Erika Gentry

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Audrey Jones

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