Our June 11 program stars local photographer Bill Helsel, who will show and talk about some of his favorite images, mostly in black & white and infrared. He says, “Beautiful trees attract me like magnets, especially the sculptural oaks that cover our local hills, and infrared … brings out their beauty better than any other photo process I’ve tried.”
He presently shoots in both digital and film and does all his own processing and printing in a wet darkroom, printing on traditional fiber-based silver gelatin photographic paper.
A freelance architectural photographer and educator through St Mary’s College, Pt Reyes Field Institute and other local venues, he is widely published in various journals.
His photograph Anti social club was accepted to The Richmond Art Center’s recent exhibit “In Focus: Current Photography”, juried by well-known photographer Judy Dater.
Bill’s work can be seen in many Bay Area shows and galleries.
Programs are free and open to the public at the El Cerrito Community Center 7007 Moeser Lane.
Our July 9 program is a presentation by ECAA member Pam Fingado of her book: An Artist’s Guide to Becoming More Creative.