June 30 – September 10, 2023
Reception for the Artist – July 13, 2023 6 to 8pm
The Griffin @ WinCam is located in Winchester, at 32 Swanton Road, Winchester, MA 01890
I like to explore the world at night. Night lighting with its mix of sources and colors, makes the commonplace magical. There is often a peace and serenity in the dark: An opportunity to see and experience things differently.
I add lighting to my images. Sometimes I add flourishes of light or draw in elements. Sometimes the subjects are so dark that I need to light them, for the camera to capture them. Sometimes the light itself becomes the subject.
These images are from a project titled “Becoming Light”. They show transformation from stillness to motion, from dark to light, from body to energy.
Light painting has a performance element to it; in that respect it is like dance. Gesture and awareness of body in space are important. My movements and my lighting bring different elements to life, painting the picture.
About the Artist –
Lisa Ryan is a night photographer and light painter. The influence of her fine arts education can be seen in her use of light to draw and paint. Working with various light tools she incorporates gestures and movement. In addition to lighting landscapes at night, she creates scenes, including clothing the figure and creating night gardens from light.
Ryan’s photographs have been exhibited in shows presented by the Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester MA, the Center for Photographic Art, Carmel CA and in many juried exhibits throughout the US. She has curated group exhibits of night photography at the Front Street Gallery, Scituate MA and at the Art Complex Museum, Duxbury MA.
Her images have been featured in print and digital publications including NASA’s APOD, “RechargeTheArts”, a juried group exhibition on Instagram, Fraction Magazine, and The Literate Image.
Ryan has been co-organizer of the Greater Boston Night Photographers Meetup since 2014.