Photography Seminar at Sun to Moon Gallery

"Exploring the Expressive Print with John Sexton"

A One-Day Photography Seminar

Friday, September 6, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Portraits of Anne Larsden and John SextonSun to Moon Gallery is
proud to announce a one-day seminar with renowned photographer, master printmaker, and educator
John Sexton. His wife
Anne Larsen, an exceptional photographer in her own right, will assist John during this all day event.

Our workshops have been filling up so we encourage you to call 214.745.1199 today and reserve your place.

John Sexton has been teaching for nearly forty years, and has conducted hundreds of workshops, seminars, and lectures around the globe. Though John and Anne's passion is the traditional black and white film and silver gelatin print, the techniques, concepts, and information presented will be applicable to all photographers making prints - whether analog or digital, black and white or color. The seminar is open to all photographers wanting to improve their photographic seeing, craft, and printmaking skills.

During "Exploring the Expressive Print" John and Anne will offer instruction in both the aesthetic and technical considerations involved in making expressive photographs. The exploration of ideas and concepts, rather than dogma, will be emphasized in communicating information, thoughts, and perceptions in a relaxed environment. This seminar is intended for the individual who is seriously interested in an exploration of photography, and who is committed to actively participating and working at improving their craft, personal vision, and direction.

Fine photographs by Anne Larsen and John Sexton, at Sun to Moon Gallery, Dallas, TXPhotography is a language of light and this seminar will help participants improve their fluency in this magical language. John will emphasize not just how to do things, but more importantly, why to take a specific approach to reaching a successful photographic image.

John and Anne will share their photographic experiences with you - both successes and mistakes - they have NO SECRETS. The seminar will be an intense and inspiring experience, in which your will be immersed in photography for a full day. You may be tired at the end of the seminar, but you will definitely be filled with an abundance of useful information, as well as inspiration to take your photography to new levels of proficiency, excitement, enjoyment, and success.

Topics covered during the seminar will include:

– Visualization and the art of organizing successful photographs.
– Perception and illusion - exploiting the unique attributes of human vision to make more powerful photographs and prints.
– Exposure techniques to help ensure your negatives, and digital files, offer the maximum creative possibilities for making luminous prints.
– Printmaking techniques to help reveal to others what is important to you in your images.
– Tools for objectively reviewing your past photographs to help improve the images that you will make in the future.
– Ideas to help ensure that photography remains the enjoyable, activity that it was when we all began our journey exploring this amazing medium.

John Sexton instructing in the field, photo ©2013 Anne LarsenExploring the nuances of his photographic craft, Sexton will show images of negatives as well as prints, illustrating refinements in the evolutionary processes leading to an expressive printing. The seminar will include examples and anecdotes drawn from his six-year close working relationship with Ansel Adams as Adams' Photographic and Technical Assistant, and later as his Technical Consultant. Sexton will be sharing his own images, as well of those by Ansel Adams, showing the creative transformation from the negative to the final print, progressing through the various phases in the making of a finely crafted print.

To maximize the experience, participants should bring note taking materials and arrive with energy, enthusiasm, and an open mind. To minimize distractions the use of laptop computers, tablets, or other electronic devices is discouraged during the classroom sessions, however participants are welcome to make audio recordings of the seminar for their personal use.

Seminar Cost: $179.00 • Lunch is included. • Mastercard, Visa, checks accepted.
CALL 214.745.1199 today to sign up.
Space is limited- only 20 seats for this workshop!

Fine photographs by Anne Larsen & John Sexton, at Sun to Moon Gallery, Dallas, TX

"Anne Larsen and John Sexton: Light and Form"
An exhibition of fine photographic prints at Sun to Moon Gallery
September 5 - October 12, 2013

SAVE THE DATE - Artists' Reception with Anne & John
Saturday, September 7, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

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About John Sexton

John Sexton instructing in Yosemite, ©2013 Anne Larsen“Magnificent. Sexton is on his way to surpassing his mentors: Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, and Wynn Bullock. Sexton’s work glows—
almost as if he had placed a light within his subject.”

The Washington Post

“John Sexton’s images portray idyllic landscapes in moments of rare beauty–seductive, mysterious, and vaguely familiar. Time slows
down, movement ceases, the world becomes quiet, and if we are patient, the subtle whisperings of the land may be heard.”

– Michael Kenna, photographer

John Sexton is internationally respected as a photographer, master print maker, workshop instructor, and lecturer. He is best known for his luminous, quiet, black-and-white images of the natural environment and is author of four award-winning photographic books; Quiet Light, Listen to the Trees, Places of Power and, most recently, Recollections.

Sexton worked as both Technical and Photographic Assistant, and then Technical Consultant, to Ansel Adams from 1979 to 1984. He assisted Adams in both the darkroom and the field and conducted all of the technical testing on the revised editions of Adams’ books The Negative and The Print. Following the death of Mr. Adams, Sexton served as Photographic Special Projects Consultant to the Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust.

Sexton’s photographs are included in permanent collections, exhibitions, and publications throughout the world. His work has been featured on CBS Sunday Morning and other shows. In addition, he has received many honors and awards during his photographic career, including an Honorary Master of Science degree from Brooks Institute of Photography, along with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the North American Nature Photography Association. Bank of America, General Motors, and Eastman Kodak Company have used his photographs in national advertising campaigns and his photographs have been featured in numerous periodicals including Time, Life, American Photo and Outdoor Photographer.

Sexton is Director of the John Sexton Photography Workshops program, and teaches numerous photography workshops each year for other programs in the United States and abroad, emphasizing printing technique and mastery of the

About Anne Larsen

Anne Larsen portrait ©2013 John Sexton"Anne Larsen has the ability to transform the commonplace into the unforgettable. Her beautiful photographs are made from the heart."

– Ruth Bernhard, photographer

Anne Larsen worked as a successful photographer for one of the largest commercial studios in Copenhagen, Denmark. In 1994 she moved to the United States to pursue a career in fine art photography.

Larsen’s intimate still life images and delicate photographs of the natural environment, all made with a 4 x 5" view camera or medium format camera, share a common luminosity and elegance. Her handmade silver gelatin prints are distinguished by their impeccable execution and tonal subtlety. Larsen has assisted and taught on photography workshops instructed by James Baker, Morley Baer, Ruth Bernhard, Charles Cramer, Philip Hyde, Ray McSavaney, and John Sexton.

Larsen’s fine prints are in numerous private and public collections in North America and Europe.

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Sun to Moon Gallery
in the Dallas Design District

Open to the public

Gallery Hours: Thursday - Saturday, 11-5 and by appointment

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Sun to Moon Gallery
1515 Levee Street
Dallas, TX 75207

Phone 214.745.1199