The Larchmont Public Library presents an exhibit of photography by Stephen Kling entitled LITTLE CONCORD on display in the Oresman Gallery in the Larchmont Public Library from July 2, through August 30, 2012. The exhibit is free and open to everyone during normal library hours.
There will be an artist’s reception for Mr. Kling on Monday evening, July 2, from 6:30pm to 8:00pm in the Oresman Gallery. Everyone is welcome.
LITTLE CONCORD is a photographic project based on the simplest of ideas: straight-on portraits of Kling's neighbors on the dead-end block of Concord Avenue, in suburban Larchmont, New York. The photos were all shot with a traditional medium-format analog camera on film in his converted garage-studio, and processed and printed in a traditional wet black-and-white darkroom...the same darkroom he's carried with him to every place he's lived since college days long ago.
Stephen Kling makes his living as a graphic designer, but he was a photographer first. Shortly after embarking on a career in commercial photography, he realized that art directors told photographers what to do, and wisely decided to become an art director instead. He's designed TV commercials and print ads for big New York ad agencies and small ones, and designed magazine covers and websites as well as other types of media for over 35 years. For the past 15 years, he's designed posters for the Semi-Royal Shakespeare Company, a regular sight around Larchmont every February.
Kling studied photography with noted photographer Leonard Freed in the early 1970's, at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. He's lived in Larchmont for 23 years and counting, with his wife Nancy Miller and Jesse (16). Their older sons Benno (28) and Sam (24) are off in the world.
For more information about the exhibit, call the library at (914) 834-2281 or visit the library online at www.larchmontlibrary.org. Please call or visit the library online for exhibit hours.