Monday, August 09, 2010

S. Carmody Photography: Friday, 3 September & 8 October 2010

DISTANT DREAMS - photographic exhibit by Shawn Escoffery
Preview reception with artist: Friday, September 3, from 6-9PM
Maplewood ArtsWalk Reception with artist: Friday, October 8, from 6-9PM
Show runs though December 5, 2010

S. Carmody Photography hosts Distant Dreams, a collection of images from the travels of New Orleans - based photographer Shawn Escoffery. The exhibit comprises images taken over the past 3 years in countries such as Burma, India, Japan and South Africa.

Escoffery's images possess not only dreamlike visual beauty, but also display an empathic sensitivity to his subjects. Photography for Escoffery is a conduit for self exploration as well as a means for understanding the world around him. A city planner by day, Escoffery implements his studies of urban development to provide a deeper framework for his photographic explorations. “Photography is a passion, a way to share life,” he says. His work generally possesses an underlying theme of aloneness or solitude, expressed from the viewpoint of a silent observer hidden in the normalcy of everyday life. Escoffery explains: “I see the world in frames, separating moments of life into single images while finding solitude in the midst of chaos. I seek the unknown and I look for the beauty in despair, the stories that are never told and the uncommon in the common. I photograph people in their environments because I am curious of what lays behind their eyes, where they have been and where they hope to go. I observe all that is around me and shoot to give each grain of time a name.”

S. Carmody Photography
2707 Sutton Blvd.
Maplewood MO 63143


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