|Image from Wayne Rainey's, "Africa"|
Wayne Rainey's 'Africa' Series Showing at Bentley Gallery
Leaving behind the usual safari assortment of long lenses and traditional cameras, Rainey embarked on a photographic journey with a pinhole camera and a Chinese plastic medium-format camera, better known as a ‘Holga’. The result is a stunning collection of Black and White imagery that is currently on display at the prestigious Bentley Gallery in Scottsdale, Arizona. In his article for the Arizona Republic, John Villani describes Wayne's adventure, traveling by bus, canoe, and land rover, zigzagging the region, living out of a tent, and carefully selecting his subjects to conserve precious film.
The January issue of Art News describes the thriving gallery scene in Phoenix and Scottsdale and features as the main image a selection of Wayne's photography from this series.
"Looking at Wayne Rainey's new photographs is like waking from a half-remembered dream. Blurred, stained and minimal...his jewel like dark sketches of his African Voyage remains on the fringes of consciousness like some newly unearthed shadowy artifacts." - Keith Carter
The show runs through Feb 8 with a grand opening on Thursday Jan the 9th, 2003.
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More Information about Portrait and Lifestyle Photographer Wayne Rainey
Wayne Rainey is a fine-art and commercial photographer, and an artistic community activist based in Phoenix, Arizona. Educated in photography through 25 years of practical experience, Rainey has specialized in commercial fields such as food, lifestyles, resort, and major production advertising. In addition to his commercial career, Rainey’s reputation in the fine arts world is well known through exhibitions at Bentley Gallery and reviews in publications such as ArtNews and Communication Arts.