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Sam Kittner presentation of "A Greater Sense of Place" @ William Friday Center

A Greater Sense of Place

Panoramic Photographs by Sam Kittner

  Bell Tower-Autumn Night by Sam Kittner

Bell Tower-Autumn Night by Sam Kittner


I love iconic places like The Old Well and monuments in Washington, DC but for years I never felt the need to photograph those places.  I still loved walking around and taking in the sights, but the challenge of making images of such an familiar structures, places that elicit such strong emotional connections and memories, in a new and worthy manner was overwhelming….you know, fighting that feeling that every song has already been written...and every picture already taken.

In 2006, as the result of working on a panoramic assignment for the Newseum in Washington, DC, I became fascinated with the power of digital photographic processes to reveal relationships that create a broader sense of place.  By shooting, blending, and stitching multiple exposures of a scene together into a seamless composition an interesting passage of time and space is portrayed within the still image confine. Consequencely,I have been on a quest to create panoramas that dynamically portray perspective and relationships in an effort to draw the viewer deeper into the scene at hand.

at The William Friday Center

Chapel Hill, NC

Earlier Event: September 16
Opening: Mark Maya @ Global Breathe Studios
Later Event: September 29
Juried exhibit opening @ The Frontier