BEYOND NATURE’S LIGHT The Photography of Abe Blair

Shangri-La by Abe Blair

Many grand vistas and unique geologic features occur in Nevada and eastern California. Through careful study of a scene and extensive knowledge of his medium, Abe Blair captures the mood and power of natural scenes many never see.

“As an artist choosing to work in the medium of photography, I am always trying to push the limits of my cameras, whether film or digital. I am traditional in my method, working to get the image correct in the camera without building one in the computer. This makes every finished image a personal success, each with a life and soul of its own. In 1992, my first film camera ignited a passion in me that has burned strong ever since. Shortly after high school, I followed this passion to pursue a career documenting skiing and snowboarding. During those years I traveled the world honing my craft. I learned how to see the unseen light and capture the beauty of our universe. Now I use my camera as a painter would use a brush, focusing on the mood and power of a pre-visualized scene before the camera even comes out of the bag. Through continued visits to selected locations, I study light and weather patterns over the changing seasons and truly connect with my surroundings. This process, requiring great patience, is a path I look forward to following for many years to come. A photograph captures a moment in time, altering life for an eternity.” – Abe Blair

Cost: $8 for adults; free for museum members and ages 17 and under.