On Saturday, August 2nd, celebrate the panoramic photography of Scott Tansey with an artist reception at Leica Gallery. The photographer will be showing works from his “Los Angeles Panoramic” series. This new series features stitched panoramas of Los Angeles from different overlooks at different times of day.
The exhibit will feature five of his images. Tansey has been shooting the Los Angeles Basin, since 2008 but decided to create this series in 2010. Tansey reveals that he has been shooting once a week, from the same viewpoint to capture parts of the Los Angeles Basin in different lighting conditions.
Tansey has traveled all over the world shooting with Leica Cameras. As most photographers will tell you it’s all about using the proper lenses. Tansey believes it’s the best camera available on the market today.
The photographer has had the chance to join several expeditions and said that photography workshops were instrumental in the advancement of his process. He recounts these early experiences. “The first was a photographic tour down the Green and Colorado River with John Sexton and Phillip Hyde, and the 2nd was a photographic workshop in Alaska with Robert Glen Ketchum. However the best workshop was the Advanced Printing Workshop taught by John Paul Caponigro.”
Although he has several more trips planned, he plans to continue working on his super wide series of Los Angeles and environs. “I just went to the Bay Area, and I took a lot of images, explained Tansey. “I will be going to Maine this Autumn to shoot the fall colors and the different landscapes.”
Tansey grew up in a family of photographers. Early on he was inspired by the work of his talented sister, who won the first Imogen Cunningham Award and both his father and grandfather were avid photographers. He continues to find inspiration from legendary masters such as Ernes Haas, Ansel Adams, Ed Weston, Minor White, Henri Cartier-Bresson and J.H. Lartigue.
Tansey’s work has been featured in Consumer Reports and in Audubon Magazine, The Argonaut Newspaper etc. He has participated in group shows at bG Gallery (Bergamot Station), Trunk Gallery, Santa Monica Art Studios, Venice Arts and more.
The opening reception takes place Saturday, August 2nd from 6-8pm. The exhibit will run through August 31st. Leica Gallery Los Angeles is located at 8783 Beverly Blvd. West Hollywood, CA 90048; 424.777.0341; http://www.scotttanseyphoto.com http://www.leicagalleryla.com