Thursday, January 22, 2015

Ted Preuss at ZIA Gallery

Ted Preuss, Otter Cove, 36" x 30"

Opening Reception: Saturday, January 24, 5–7pm.

This Saturday, ZIA Gallery in Winnetka will be debuting selected large format photographs from Ted Preuss' latest body of work titled "The Sea". These beautifully defined seascapes utilize extended exposure to capture the movement of the water—creating a vague and peaceful fog to contrast the sharpness of the shoreline rocks.

The exhibition also includes select pieces from Preuss' past works, including still-life tintypes and his exploration of the female form in the "Simple Beauty" series... Truly something for every black and white photography enthusiast. Preuss uses traditional techniques, including a large format view camera with century old lenses.

The Photography of Ted Preuss can be seen at ZIA Gallery through February 28. ZIA Gallery is located at 548 Chestnut in Winnetka, IL 6009. The gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10am–5pm, Thursday 10am–7pm and closed Sunday and Monday. Free street parking is always available.

Ted Preuss, a self-taught photographer, was born 1962 in Colorado. He picked up his first camera at the age of seven and instantly became obsessed with the nature of the medium. His passion for photography led to a career as a freelance architectural photographer for a decade in Boston and San Francisco. Today his work is primarily fine art B&W photography using a vintage view camera with century old lenses. The process of making prints is as important to him as the practice of creating photographs. Preuss chose hand coated platinum-palladium as a medium for its distinct vintage quality and archival properties. His work has been featured in Zoom Magazine, Focus Magazine, and Large Format Magazine.

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