Frank has received numerous awards and grants for his work and has had solo shows in Canada, Germany, Mexico, England, Taiwan, Toyko, Seoul and the United States.
Frank Grisdale, a lifelong resident of Alberta, Canada is influenced by the Impressionists, who softened their landscapes to a new realization incorporating light and color, Frank has created work that certainly works around traditional definitions of photography. He draws upon the pristine prairies of Alberta and the Canadian Rockies for the subjects of his images. And while he finds his subjects in these dramatic areas, his photographs are not so concerned with the details as with shape, line, color and light.
Elizabeth Holmes is a fine art photographer who specializes in infrared, hand painted landscapes. Born in Brooklyn, New York, she now divides her time between New York City and Long Island's East End where she enjoys photographing local landscape. Elizabeth's photos record images of urban and rural landscapes that suggest a sense of place and time. Her goal is to express the delicate balance between nature and culture in the environment. Through the use of infrared film Elizabeth creates images that have a luminous light and a sense of timelessness. The application of oils and pencils add lush color that heightens the photograph's visual intensity, texture and depth. With this technique she can reinterpret the image while retaining a realistic quality.
Micky Girardi is a native New Englander, having grown up on the coastline of Connecticut. In 2005 he moved to Hilton Head and fell in love with the unique landscapes the Lowcountry had to offer. He purchased his first medium format camera in 2010 and began photographing the southeastern coast.
Girardi shoots in black and white because it provides a unique set of challenges. It relies on subject matter, form and layout rather than color, which challenges the viewer to pause and look deeper into the image to see the beauty and mystique within.
All of Girardi's images are captured using 120mm film, which not only attribute to his vintage looking style, but is an important factor in his artistic process. He feels there is a certain art to not only capturing light on a negative, but being able to create a final product from the tangible.
Girardi's photographs can be found in private and corporate collections throughout the East Coast, as well as several retailers and art galleries. Girardi was recently awarded an Artist in Residence at Big Cypress National Preserve in Florida by the US National Park Service, which he will attend in May of 2014.