Guest Speaker: Andy Katz, November 18, 2015

November

Wednesday, November 18, 2015—6:30 pm
Doors open at 6:00 pm

Andy Katz

Color photo of dunes © Andy Katz

© Andy Katz

The photographs created by Andy Katz have taken him around the globe. From the Old Country in Eastern Europe to the California wine country, which he now calls home, his subjects are as diverse as his travels and adventures.

The images in Andy’s dozen or more coffee table books have been described by vintners, photographers, critics and readers alike as breathtaking. His evocative work is displayed in museums and galleries worldwide including in his own galleries in Boulder, Colorado, and Healdsburg, California. Andy’s imagery has been featured on album covers of both The Doobie Brothers and Dan Fogelberg.

Each journey for Andy is a new exploration of images. He discovered his passion for photography at a young age and is now a member of Sony’s Artisans of Imagery, one of only a dozen or so photographers chosen to represent Sony’s new cameras. Admittedly, he had been chasing his classmates around the playground with his camera since as early as the third grade. But when he was 11, his father brought home a book of black and white portraits by the legendary Canadian photographer Yousuf Karsh. “It was as if a flashbulb went off in my soul…I was amazed. Karsh’s work was all large format and his prints were so vivid you felt you could actually touch the person’s skin. The tonality, the technique, it was all truly exquisite…I was mesmerized,” said Andy. How ironic that years later, Yousuf Karsh would count himself among the many proud collectors of Andy’s photos.

Visit Andy’s website at http://andykatzphotography.com/ to see more of his images.

Black and white photo of woman smoking cigar © Andy Katz

© Andy Katz

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