Neil O. Lawner
The New York Character: A gallery-wide show exploring the energy, eccentricities and eccentrics that give New York City its unique character.
EXHIBITION DATES: June 7 – July 1, 2017
OPENING RECEPTION: Tuesday, June 6, 2017, from 6pm to 8pm. All are very welcome.
At times when I find myself looking into the past, or future and feeling overwhelmed, or frightened, all I must do is pick up my camera to feel at ease in the present. I create my own fantasy world through my lens. This is a world in which I am in control, where I can escape the unpredictable nature of reality. This is a place that I create, and can see spring to life again and again whenever I slide my paper into the trays of the darkroom. Last year was very precious for me. While facing serious health issues I spend months with my 6 years old daughter creating magical world of Paper Dreams. It was such a special time for both of us, sharing my passion with her and spending countless hours in the woods photographing or in the darkroom printing. She is my greatest inspiration. Those precious moments will last forever thanks to the memories and this project that we have created together. Doll is created by Popovy Sisters. Clothes are designed by Agnieszka Podczaszy