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Meet & Greet with Photographer Craig Blacklock at Drury Lane Books

Lightwaves: Abstract Photographs of Reflections from Lake Superior

Meet & Greet at Drury Lane Books with Craig Blacklock presenting "Lightwaves: Abstract Photographs of Reflections from Lake Superior"


Drury Lane Books in downtown Grand Marais

Free and open to the public.

About the book: A century ago Alfred Stieglitz turned his Graflex camera skyward, freeing images of clouds from the contextualizing anchor of land creating his “Equivalents” series, which many cite as the first abstract photographs. Forty years later, Wynn Bullock created his groundbreaking series, Color Light Abstractions, with sweeping patterns reminiscent of Stieglitz’s Equivalents. Bullocks’ subject matter was light, transmitted, refracted, and reflected through and from fractured glass arranged in his studio.

Now, only recently made possible through advances in digital photography and editing technology, Craig Blacklock has built upon these historic works, creating a fusion of the two in his LIGHT WAVES photographs.

Like Stieglitz, Blacklock is photographing wind-driven patterns in nature, with his beloved Lake Superior supplanting Stieglitz’s clouds while embracing Bullock’s fascination and mastery of color and light. With LIGHT WAVES, Blacklock extends an abstraction of the lakescape first begun with his Horizons series, stating, “Light Waves is a response to the fracturing of our planet’s ecosystems at the dawn of the Anthropocene Epoch…” 

Date & Time

December 2, 2023

11:00AM - 1:00PM


Drury Lane Books - 12 E Wisconsin Street, PO Box 998, Grand Marais, MN, 55604 12 E Wisconsin Street, PO Box 998 Grand Marais 55604 MN US

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