Samy’s San Francisco Gallery will be featuring 21 framed prints by Max James Fallon on April 18th from 6:30pm – 9pm.
A few words from Max regarding “The Evocative Environmental Portrait”
“As photographers, we make the decision to either be a dispassionate observer from a safe distance or, meet and interact with intriguing people we don’t know, face-to-face. I favor the later. The camera grants us access and I use it to engage them on a deeper level that opens up the possibility of coming away with an authentic, evocative portrait. In this show my recent work, I think you’ll see that it’s a marvelous way to broaden your creative and cultural horizons, and perhaps inspire you to get out there and make your own photographic connections.
It’s often said that a photograph isn’t real until it’s in print form. That tactile, tangible experience of holding a photographic print can be a moving experience, much more so than an ephemeral image floating on a screen. It has a permanence – it’s a real object – you’re actually holding that brief moment in time in your hands, or in this case, viewing them on the wall in Samy’s San Francisco gallery. With all the recent innovations in digital printing, there’s no excuse not to take advantage of this marvelous print technology.
Whether you’re a photographer, a photography collector, or a photography enthusiast, after viewing my portraits from a dozen countries, I hope you’ll be motivated to use your camera more often to make insightful, intriguing photographs of people you’re attracted to, for whatever reason, people you normally wouldn’t meet, people that just might move you and stir your soul, all with the click of the camera shutter.”