Do not miss Stumptown family member Marshall Scheider’s photo show opening at the Portland Belmont Cafe this weekend. Marshall’s work is striking, all shot on a Voigtlander Bessa-R, on Kodak Tri-X 400, developed at 800 in a d76 developer.
His work is rife with photos of tall shadows, young men on skateboards, in old cars or plunging headlong into dark bodies of water. Landscapes and city streets through his lens seem both forgotten and hard-lived.
The cool light, content matter and color palate of his work elicit a certain nostalgic homesickness — maybe it’s the incomparable beauty of film, his slow, keen gaze (rare in this day), or a nod to his photographer father’s work from the early 90s. He also mines inspiration for his most recent work from photographers Lee Friedlander and Harry Callahan, and cites Gerhard Richter as one of his favorite artists, influential in his collision of painting and photography.
He says of this show:
He shared with us photos of his studio and images of his collage and hand-tinting process. See more of his Marshall’s work here. The show 2013 is on view through July 31 at Stumptown Belmont, with a reception on Sunday, July 7, from 4-6 pm.