After the First Cutting

After the First Cutting

Artist: Mark Pohl

An image reconstruction using over 125 individual photographs pieced together. The Tractor, circa 1960’s, 70’s Ford Thousand series, is relatively low horsepower, but a workhorse. In this artwork, the tractor has just finished the first cutting and is extremely exhausted after this long hard day, but is ready to work again. Matted in 8-ply white museum board (4 inch borders), framed in thin satin black aluminum. Note: This is a low resolution file of the original, the actual artwork is much sharper. The border in this image is software generated and is used to simulate the actual mat/border.

Size: 24″ x 32″
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About the Artist

 

Born in 1959, Mark has been a lifelong resident of upstate New York. His lifelong passion for photography began at the age of 18 when he purchased his first 35mm film camera. Soon after, he began processing his own prints in his darkroom. Although Mark still uses film occasionally, he primarily uses digital and has instructed himself in the use and potential of the digital darkroom.

Mark worked as a materials specialist for a research laboratory where he created scientific images of his work, using a scanning electron beam microscope. His images have appeared in several scientific publications.

Pohl’s photographic work focuses on the creative process itself. He enjoys getting out with his equipment and exploring new places and experimenting with new ideas. His latest work uses a special technique to hand paint black and white onto his color images. Pohl has won several awards for his work.

Awards
1999 – Jurors Award; Broadway’s Fulton Street Gallery, Troy, NY
2017 – Honorable Mention; Saratoga Art In The Park
2018 – Fine Art Award; Saratoga Art In The Park
2018 – Honorable Mention; Schenectady Stockade Art Show

Exhibits
1997 – Solo Exhibit, Day Spring Gallery; Saratoga Springs, NY
1997 – Regional Exhibit, Jurors Award; Broadway’s Fulton Street Gallery, Troy, NY
1998 – Two person Exhibit; Broadway’s Fulton Street Gallery, Troy, NY
2018 – Group Exhibit, Saratoga Arts Gallery; Saratoga Springs, NY
2019 – Group Exhibit, Northpoints Gallery; Scotia, NY
2019 – Expressions 2019 – North Country Arts, Regional Juried Exhibition; Glens Falls, NY
2019 – Landscapes for Landsake – Agricultural Stewardship, Juried Exhibition; Coila, NY

Grants
1998 – New York Foundation for the Arts, Special Opportunity Stipends

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Artist Statement

 

The potential for a beautiful image is all around us. Whether we take a drive in the countryside or walk along the beach, the subjects are there. The artist needs to find the subjects, sort out the compositional elements and arrange them so they work together in harmony.

In basic form, my creation of a photograph begins by determining the subject, positioning the camera and clicking the shutter. Once the image is recorded, I process it either chemically (film) or in my digital darkroom. This is where the magic begins, making the image come to life. It’s here, where I make the necessary changes and emphasize where I need to.

What drives me to create artwork? The creative process itself. I enjoy going out in the field with my equipment to explore new places and to experiment with new ideas. I love creating artwork for myself and for others to enjoy!

“There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer.”
– Ansel Adams