Reverence ~ Mike Basher
Friday, June 1st 2018 - Saturday, June 30th 2018
Black and White Photography Exhibition ~ "REVERENCE"
M I K E B A S H E R ~ "R E V E R E N C E "
A sublime experience found in ordinary space...
Ella Walton Richardson Fine Art is honored to announce Reverence, a new exhibition
of large format black and white fine art photography by artist Mike Basher. The artist will be at the gallery for his opening reception. The show coincides with the June 1st Broad Street Merchants Art Stroll in Charleston, South Carolina.
For the past fifteen years, Mike Basher has traveled the globe photographing
campaigns for large corporations such as Under Armour, Reebok and The North Face, working with celebrities and athletes like Michael Phelps, Lindsey Vonn, and Andy Murray. This selection of his photography is the antithesis.
His inspiration for his work comes from the solitude of the outdoors. Mike's sublime, minimalistic photographs take a look at scenes often visited by others, yet his approach in isolating subjects leaves the viewer to often question, and even disregard its whereabouts.
Working exclusively with large format black and white film, each image is carefully crafted-seen through the process of making a precise exposure, hand developing the negative, final printing and display. This involved, hands-on craft brings him close to
his work. What the viewer sees is essentially an extension of his persona. Quiet and precise, yet bold.