Gallery Opening and Reception: Into the Woods – Free
September 12 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Photographs by Peter Baiamonte
Artist’s Statement: “Into the Woods” is a photographic exploration of Sandisfield’s own Clam River Reserve, a part of the Berkshire Natural Resources Council’s preserved lands. I started making photographs in this park in 2017 and have continued to explore it through all seasons. Primarily landscapes, this series has been an exploration of how the light moves through the trees, how to find compositions in the forest that are compelling, how the river moves through the land. My hikes alone in this space with my camera have opened up a whole new appreciation for me of wild spaces. I hope viewers of the show will feel some of that in the work shown here.”
Born, raised, and still living in Brooklyn, New York, Peter came to photography through his father who was a lifelong hobbyist. After receiving an art degree from Brooklyn College, he entered the commercial photography world in New York City and continues photography as his primary business for corporate, editorial, and advertising clients. Peter and his wife purchased a home in Sandisfield over six years ago and have enjoyed becoming part of the community. Local clients include Berkshire Magazine with multiple shoots over the years, including two covers.
The exhibit will be on view through October 10.