Spirits of India featured in the Monterey County Weekly

By Walter Ryce (June 29, 2017)

Spirits of India • Mundos Cafe

Mary Aiu of Carmel photographs horses around the world as the basis for photomontages. Oliver Klink of Los Gatos uses physics to capture light, our ecosystems and the modern world. Chester Ng of Monterey focuses on dance, motion, abstract and cultural themes. The three of them convened on a tour of India and brought back something of the spirit and history of the place by photographing elephants and Marwari horses. This is that show, in a venue that was formerly an art gallery and is still conducive to art. 4-5pm Thu, July 6, artists reception; 170 Webster St., Monterey, 920-1400.

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Quote from a customer: “I am overwhelmed by emotion”

As a fine art photographer, I try to evoke feelings, to make images that are much bigger than us. For the image Javeena and Ganesha, the impact of strong bond between animals and humans, the meaning of the future of young girls in developing countries, the pure love and respect for each other, and so much more was deeply felt.

But nothing could fulfill the acceptance of the image as much as the following quote from Sameen: “I wish I could have told you yesterday how much your photos of Javeena and Ganesha touched me.  I couldn’t, because everytime I tried to talk about it, I was overwhelmed by emotion and was going to cry.  I am not sure what it is about your work that touched me so strongly.  I have never experienced that before when looking at anyone’s art.  But there is something you have managed to capture that had a profound impact on me.

Thank you so much for what you do and what you are doing for that sweet young girl.  I am a high school math teacher and value education so much.  We need more people in the world like you.  Especially these days. Stay golden, ” – Sameen (June 2017)
Thank you Sameen. Quotes like yours truly make my photography meaningful and sharable.
The image is available as a limited edition. More information can be found at www.oliverklinkphotograpy.com
Thank you Sameen … Your kind words really touch me.

Mark your Calendar: Opening reception at Mundos Cafe (Monterey, CA) on July 6 (4PM)

Spirits of India (July 2 – August 11; Opening Reception on July 6 (4PM)

Exhibit by Mary Aiu, Oliver Klink, Chester Ng
Location: Mundos Cafe, 170 Webster St, Monterey, CA 93940 July 2 – August 11, 2017
Open daily from 10AM – 7PM (5PM on weekends)
Three of us fine art photographers, member of the Center for Photography Art (Carmel) and the ImageMakers (Monterey) are starting an exciting photography exhibit on July 2 at Mundos Cafe in Monterey.
“Spirits of India” features elephants and the Marwari horses. Both animals have shaped the history of India. Are these animals, once adorned in regality, now simply reduced to a commercial role in tourism?
  
More information can be found at oliverklinkphotography.com

Exhibit at Dickerman Prints Gallery up for another month!

I am proud and honored to be part of the “Wanderlust Show” at the Dickerman Prints Gallery. This group show is truly inspiring! When you see the show in person, you will also enjoy the quality of the printing. Seth Dickerman truly did an amazing job printing such a wide range of images.

My image is titled “Panda Express”. I photographed it in 2016 in the remote province of Sichuan, China. The people belong to the poorest minority, called the Yi. Their life is mesmerizing and true to the earth.

The show is up for another month …. Don’t miss it.

Information: Dickerman Prints, 1141 Howard Street, San Francisco. More info

Feedback from the Asian Art Society of Monterey Bay Presentation: “One of the Best Programs!”

I was invited to present my project “Consequences” at the Asian Art Society of Monterey Bay. The room was packed.

At the end of the presentation, I received some of the most touching comments, which put tears in my eyes: “Your images are about humanity. And we truly need this in today’s environment”. “Your connection with the kids and minority cultures are priceless!”

Other comments I received from the presentation:

“Tonight was one of the best programs!!  Thank you for arranging it for us.  I was blown away with his technique.  Oliver is a phenominal artist……………..I want to see his book and more of his pictures” – Betty C.

“Thank you so much for your beautiful presentation last night. Everyone loved it, and wants you to return with photos of India, when they are ready.  We can hardly wait! The beauty, composition and detail in the images were truly amazing! And your dedication to your craft…backpacking for 3 days to reach a remote village, waiting for 7 or 9 hours (from your presentation at our Rotary Club) to get the photo of the two goats fighting, and so many other examples, prove you are the top in the photography world.” – Jean H.

     
” Oliver: Just wanted to say how inspired I was by your presentation last night at Hacienda Carmel.  I was delighted to find an email in my mailbox today as a follow up. Hope our path will cross again.” Phyllis M.
The “Consequences” portfolio earned me to be selected as the Top 50 fine artist at Critical Mass-PhotoLucida in 2016, around the world press coverages (see old posts on this blog), and many exhibits.

Invitation to present at the OpenShow/StreetFoto Festival – June 8, 2017

I am very excited to announced that I have been selected to present at the Open Show/StreetFoto Festival on June 8th.

OpenShow is a worldwide organization, which mission is to create a powerful feedback loop between the public, partner organizations and creators (photographers, filmmakers and multimedia producers).

They value “Great work”, “Engaging storytelling”, Conversation to create community” and “Appreciation leads to support”
You can find more about OpenShow here.

I will present my work on “Consequences”, which got me selected as Top 50 fine art photographers by Critical Mass-PhotoLucida in 2016. The project addresses the current threats to natural and cultural diversity, sites where modernity, tradition, and wild lands collide. It is an elegy for what is vanishing and a celebration of those cultures on the fringe of modern society resilient enough to maintain their vibrance. As we drift toward a blandly amorphous, generic world, as cultures disappear and life becomes more uniform, we as a people and a species, and Earth itself, are deeply impoverished. The images take the viewer on a roller coaster ride of aesthetic of disappearance, with hope that the fading traditions are not permanent and irreversible.

Join me June 8 at 6PM at the Harvey Milk PhotoCenter, San Francisco.

Exhibit: Dickerman Prints Gallery, San Francisco (June 14 – July 15, 2017)

Wanderlust

Wanderlust (n): a strong desire to travel
For some, wanderlust manifests itself as an unquenchable thirst to explore life beyond your comfort zone. For others, it’s as simple as reading a book, taking a walk at lunch or going left instead of a right on the way to work.

Wherever your wanderlust takes you – by foot, pedal, engine or “other” – we want to see it!

Group show featuring Al Brydon, Annie Wilson, Marcus Desieno, Erin Walker Anderson, Oliver Klink, Pete Rosos, Rebecca Martinez among others.

More information: https://www.dickermanprints.com/wanderlust/

Artist Reception: The ImageFlow Gallery – Reflect and Engage (June 3, 7-9PM)

Reflect & Engage Digital Photography Exhibition

June 3 – August 25, 2017
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 3, 7–9PM

The Image Flow proudly presents Reflect & Engage, a group exhibition featuring 36 artists examining themes of identity and engagement through digital photography.

The images in this exhibition are activated through the multidisciplinary pursuits and values of the artists who created them. These artists are not just photographers. They are sociologists and humanitarians, non-profit directors and journalists, environmental activists and defenders of peace. They are world travelers exploring the connection between ourselves, our immediate communities, and our larger global society.

Reflect & Engage is curated from nearly 250 submitted works from San Francisco Bay Area photographers, though many of them are of international origin. Hailing from Beijing, China, to northern England, Iceland, Germany, Italy, the U.S., and Communist Czechoslovakia (now the Czech Republic) they embed their unique experiences and culturally diverse perspectives into their photography.

The exhibition features works by: Sue Amar, Lori Barra, Daniel Beck, Mary Butler, Bailey Chang, David Charnack, James Clift, John De Groot, Suzanne Engelberg, David Gardner, Ingeborg Gerdes, Stuart Goldstein, Charlotta María Hauksdóttir, Cary James, Tracy Johnston, Oliver Klink, Sam Levy, Stephanie Mackey, Deborah Martin, Michael Martin, Marissa McPeak, Michael Osborne, David Pace, Suzanne Paras Beard, Tim Porter, Mark Roudebush, Nicolò Sertorio, Iris Brito Stevens, Marti Stites, Jerry Takigawa, Brandon Tauszik, Barry Toranto, Michal Venera, Charles Versaggi, Nick Winkworth, and Xiao Xu.

Come celebrate this fantastic collection of work and meet the artists at our opening reception on Saturday, June 3 from 7–9PM.

 

Exhibit at The ImageFlow Gallery- Mill Valley, CA (June 2 – August 25, 2017)

Reflect and Engage (Juried Show)

The Image Flow proudly presents Reflect & Engage, a group exhibition featuring 36 artists examining themes of identity and engagement through digital photography.

The images in this exhibition are activated through the multidisciplinary pursuits and values of the artists who created them. These artists are not just photographers. They are sociologists and humanitarians, non-profit directors and journalists, environmental activists and defenders of peace. They are world travelers exploring the connection between ourselves, our immediate communities, and our larger global society.

Reflect & Engage is curated from nearly 250 submitted works from San Francisco Bay Area photographers, though many of them are of international origin. Hailing from Beijing, China, to northern England, Iceland, Germany, Italy, the U.S., and Communist Czechoslovakia (now the Czech Republic) they embed their unique experiences and culturally diverse perspectives into their photography.

The exhibition features works by: Sue Amar, Lori Barra, Daniel Beck, Mary Butler, Bailey Chang, David Charnack, James Clift, John De Groot, Suzanne Engelberg, David Gardner, Ingeborg Gerdes, Stuart Goldstein, Charlotta María Hauksdóttir, Cary James, Tracy Johnston, Oliver Klink, Sam Levy, Stephanie Mackey, Deborah Martin, Michael Martin, Marissa McPeak, Michael Osborne, David Pace, Suzanne Paras Beard, Tim Porter, Mark Roudebush, Nicolò Sertorio, Iris Brito Stevens, Marti Stites, Jerry Takigawa, Brandon Tauszik, Barry Toranto, Michal Venera, Charles Versaggi, Nick Winkworth, and Xiao Xu.

Show is up until August 25, 2017

Additional info: http://www.theimageflow.com/gallery

Oliver Klink receives Mayor’s Award at Los Altos Art Faire

“What an amazing image [Javeena Swinging] When I saw the image, I immediately connected with the little girl. It feels so natural, so whimsical. This is pure joy! Thank you for sharing such a beautiful moment” Marge Bruno.

Javeena and Ganesha is available for sale at oliverklinkphotography.com. Please inquire with the artist directly (408-910-6701). The image comes in three sizes, as a limited edition. The image is printed on fine art paper with a special ink that the artist mixes himself.

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