BINGHAMTON, NY – Tomorrow’s First Friday Art Walk features the work of a local photographer who uses a variety of techniques to showcase the beauty of our region.
Dan Simonds enjoys photographing cityscapes and nature scenes.
He takes photos on the ground and uses a professional drone for the antennas.
The drone can take multiple photos in a grid and stitch them together to create huge panoramas.
Additionally, Simonds also mixes multiple exposures of the same photo in a way that can make the photo look like a painting.
“Some of them that I actually edit for the specific purpose of making them look like a painting. To me it’s kind of like mixed media art almost. I don’t really see that there has to be a line between this is a photograph, this is a painting, ”says Simonds.
Simonds exhibits some of his work on the second floor of Muckles! Ink on the corner of State and Court.
Muckles! was purchased by Red Barn Technology Group in 2019.
Red Barn President Jon Layish says he’s always been drawn to artists.
“Whether you enjoy creativity, whether you are creative, whether your creativity manifests itself in different ways, I think art is more and more linked to our digital worlds with the way we communicate our thoughts and ideas”, Layish says.
Red Barn recently began partnering with nonprofit organizations to establish online stores where people can order merchandise with those organizations’ logos or messages.
Layish says he would like to try the same approach with artists and artisans.
Dan Simonds’ photography exhibition will take place tomorrow from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.