Moments and Souls Outtake #8

Along with Dale Schmitt of Pittsburgh, I am pleased to announce our photo exposition at The Percolate Art Space in Pittsburgh. The exhibition runs from November 8,2017 until December 2,2017.

Richard Burke and Dale Schmitt have over 80 years of combined photographic experience. They are both eclectic photographers with broad portfolios of commercial and artistic work. They photograph people but approach that part of their portfolio in completely different ways. Richard is all about capturing the decisive moment and Dale is a creator of portraits that capture the souls of his subjects.

Join us at the gallery to celebrate the human experience!

In order to whet your appetite we will be posting some outtakes. These are images that did not make the final cut for the exhibition but may be part of a book based on the show concept. This one was photographed in Pittsburgh during the 1972 Presidential Campaign.

Ted Kennedy and George McGovern in Pittsburgh 1972

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Moments and Souls Outtake #7

Along with Dale Schmitt of Pittsburgh, I am pleased to announce our photo exposition at The Percolate Art Space in Pittsburgh. The exhibition runs from November 8,2017 until December 2,2017.

Richard Burke and Dale Schmitt have over 80 years of combined photographic experience. They are both eclectic photographers with broad portfolios of commercial and artistic work. They photograph people but approach that part of their portfolio in completely different ways. Richard is all about capturing the decisive moment and Dale is a creator of portraits that capture the souls of his subjects.

Join us at the gallery to celebrate the human experience!

In order to whet your appetite we will be posting some outtakes. These are images that did not make the final cut for the exhibition but may be part of a book based on the show concept. This one was photographed in Chicago 2010 at a White Sox Game on Father’s Day.

Don’t Wanna Discuss It!

Moments and Souls Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Carolyn Pierotti is please to announce a new photographic exhibition entitled Moments and Souls at the Percolate Art Space and Gallery from November 8, 2017 through December 2nd. The opening reception will be held on Saturday, November 11th from 6 – 8:30 p.m. at the gallery located at 317 S. Trenton Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15221.

Moments and Souls features the work of Richard Burke and Dale Schmitt. The two met as teacher and student at the Ivy School of Professional Art. Both are eclectic photographers, but the show focuses on their passion for photographing people. They approach their work of capturing people in very different ways.

Richard’s inspiration has often come the work of Henri Cartier-Bresson, who defined the concept of the decisive photographic moment. Richard uses a technique of taking pictures without looking through the viewfinder to get more honest expressions.

Dale’s inspiration has come from the revealing portraits of Yousuf Karsh. Dale’s portraits capture a person’s soul. These photographs show both the carefully crafted and deliberate portrait style of Karsh and the split second timing of a life moment àla Bresson.

For inquiries, please call Carolyn Pierotti at 412-477- 4540. You can also visit her website at http://www.purplepierotti.com/

Moments and Souls

Mums The Word

Its the time of the year that you see chrysanthemums popping up all over gardens in the Northeast. In some zones, all mums are hardy perennials. In Pittsburgh you will see two types and hardy ones will be marked as winter hardy in nurseries.

With global warming though our winters are becoming milder and even non hardy mums may winter over. So we will leave ours in the ground until spring and see which ones survive. The colors are very vibrant for weeks.

To see Richard’s other images and buy apparel or prints, please visit his commercial
gallery.

Mums The Word

Fort Pitt

The Fort Pitt Museum is at the site of the old Fort Pitt Blockhouse at the confluence of the Ohio River. The museum is interesting and the docents dress in clothing from the era. Only the blockhouse remains but the size of the original fort was is quite large and outlined by a concrete walking path.

Some of the original artillery is still functional. Periodically they fire the big canon and the presentation is fun and LOUD!

To see other images and buy apparel or prints, please visit my commercial gallery.

Fort Pitt

Fort Pitt

Gerbera Daisy

We always considered Gerbera daisies to be annuals. However the U.S. Department of Agriculture says the plant is hardy in zones 8 to 11. Although Pittsburgh is a Zone 6 we have had very mild winters due to global warning and our daisies now seem to be perennials. I hope it is another mild winter so I can see this flower again next summer.

To see Richard’s other images and buy apparel or prints, please visit his commercial
gallery.

Gerbera Daisy

Multicolored Dahlias

Dahlias have always been one of my favorite summer flowers. They are perennial plants native to Mexico and related to sunflower, daisy, chrysanthemum, and zinnia. I always thought they were only one color but these are a beautiful multicolored variety.

To see Richard’s other images and buy apparel or prints, please visit his commercial
gallery.

Multicolored Dahlias