SUNDAY, April 28, 2019 – This web site launched just over three years ago and during that time much has evolved at Vertical Perspectives Photography. We intentionally cast a wide net with our aspirations and over the past three years we have completed two collector’s edition large format photographic monographs, dozens of photo shoots for two more upcoming books, fourteen major photography trips, local photography guiding, numerous presentations, as well as editorial work, including features and covers. After opening the Alpenhaus Gallery last year we made substantial changes in the ways we sell our fine art prints, expanded our giclée printing services and reconfigured how we conduct our workshops. As a result of listening carefully to our customers we have made a lot of adjustments to the ways we deliver our products and services. Over the next several months we will be gradually updating and restructuring this web site to reflect those changes.
MONDAY, October 22, 2018 – Our opening weekend was a great success and we were pleased to welcome many visitors to our new gallery. Thanks to all who attended!
We received numerous excellent suggestions during our opening and we will be implementing many of them over the next few months. To expand its functionality, major upgrades to the Vertical Perspectives Photography website are also in the works. We will be reaching out to you with details of our progress later in the fall.
Travels & Explorations
During the fall and early winter we look forward to exploring new destinations on a series of photography trips. After several months preparing to open our gallery, with little time for anything else, we are eager to get back into the field with our cameras. This time of year, although sometimes cold, offers unique light because the sun tracks closer to the horizon.
While on the road, we will continue to post to here and on our Facebook page so, if you have not done so already, please “Follow” this blog, and “Like” our Facebook page.
The Alpenhaus Gallery will be open during October on Saturday & Sunday afternoons, from 1pm to 5pm. We are happy to open the gallery whenever we are here so please feel free to drop by at other times, or contact us to arrange a specific time to visit.
More Media Coverage of the Alpenhaus Gallery
Thanks to the Adirondack Daily Enterprise Weekender magazine for its coverage of the Gallery’s opening weekend.
SATURDAY, October 6, 2018 – We had a steady stream of visitors during our Opening Reception on Friday evening. Many thanks to all who attended!
The Alpenhaus Gallery is open Saturday, Sunday and Monday, October 6, 7, & 8, 2018 from noon to 7pm.
And thanks also for the media coverage of our opening weekend.
Lake Champlain Weekly:
THURSDAY, October 4, 2018 – At our Alpenhaus Gallery opening on Columbus Day Weekend, we will be featuring this photograph entitled: Forest, Reflected & Inverted. It was created by R.L. on a backpacking trip to Flowed Lands, in the Adirondack High Peaks, in July, 2018 as part of a collaboration with Janet Grice and the Vento Trio. We created a visual presentation to accompany Janet’s new classical music composition, Lake Tear of the Clouds. Both the music and media presentation, featuring 48 of our photographs, premiered on August 2, 2018 at Keene Arts.
The Story Behind the Image
Most of our fine art prints include a “story” giving a bit of background about the photograph from the point of view of the photographer.
Forest, Reflected & Inverted
Reflected images are an amalgam of what they reflect and what reflects them. In this case, the chiaroscuro of the partly shaded trees in evening light is abstracted by the surface of the water. The ripples on the water render the image as an impression, forcing the viewer to consider it as such. Outside the confines of literal interpretation, the image can sing in a very different key. Although the image is a reflection, and thus “should” be upside-down, I chose to present it in a more familiar orientation by inverting it.
This photograph will only be available as a specially priced, matted, 16″ x 20″, Limited Edition print during the Alpenhaus Gallery opening weekend; Friday, October 5 through Monday, October 8, 2018. The size of this limited edition will be determined by the number of prints sold within that time period.