R Andrew Hoff's "The Light and the Lens" in the Photography Gallery
Artist Statement: I approached this exhibition as an assignment to find images that illustrate the use of light in photography. Light is the premier element and the basis of photography. This collection of hard and soft light images provokes a different atmosphere within each frame. As illustrated in this exhibition, the harder light induces a feeling of drama and conveys an agitated, unquiet feeling. The light becomes theatrical as it tries to overpower the darker spaces. Conversely the soft light images instill the opposite, calmness and serenity. Similar to the hard light photos the complexity of the opacity of colors and the grays imply mystery and questions for the viewer, just in a different context.
Artist Bio: For over thirty years, R. Andrew Hoff has been honing his photography skills and for more than 15 years he’s been sharing what he has learned with fellow photography enthusiasts. The bulk of his color work features abstracts, architecture, nature and landscapes with an emphasis on color harmony and geometry with an analytical eye for abstraction within the design. Andrew’s B&W work captures the strong dynamics of positive and negative space within the composition.
Andrew has presented many educational programs, critiqued photos and juried images for numerous photographic organizations, conferences and competitions in Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Maryland and South Carolina. He has taught photography at children’s summer photography camps and for adults at the Art Center of Mechanicsburg. His work has been showcased in exhibition catalogues, solo and group shows. Andrew’s images have been accepted into regional, national and international juried shows and his work is in the permanent collection of the Pennsylvania State Museum and the Susquehanna Art Museum as well as private collections.
Andrew has a degree in Communications-Journalism and resides in York County, Pennsylvania. He is the past president of the Harrisburg Camera Club serving two stints as president, most recently from 2010 to 2016 and was the developer and catalyst for the highly successful annual spring “Light and Creativity” photography workshop held at Central Penn College. Andrew has served as past vice-president, was the former competitions chair for over twelve years and has served for over twenty continuous years on the camera club board. His leadership, innovations and philosophical changes in the club during their transition from film to digital were crucial in the club’s survival, subsequent expansion and commitment to exhibition quality work.
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