MILFORD - Ed Nazarko of Branchburg, N.J. creates images using a mix of cameras from pinhole view cameras to digital single lens reflex to pinhole digital SLR’s. Nazarko, a member of the Highlands Photographic Guild in Milford, originally trained and performed professionally as a musician, actor and director in the US, Canada and Australia. Much of his music and theater work were improvisational and he brings that spirit of creativity to his photographs. “Capturing the spirit of an image
can be as simple as paring away distraction through abstraction, ultra close-ups or manipulating perspective, time and focus. Some images take weeks of post-processing to recreate the sensation of the moment, putting back emotional content that does not survive the process of two dimensional photographic capture.” Nazarko’s work has appeared in many solo and juried group shows including the Anchorage Museum of Art and History, the Muse Gallery in Philadelphia and galleries in New York and New Jersey. His commercial clients include Fortune 500 companies, musicians, record companies, modeling and stock agencies as well as arts publications. His images can be seen at the Highlands Photographic Guild, 224 Broad Street (Wachovia Bank Building) in Milford. The gallery is open Fridays, noon to 7 p.m., Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sundays, noon to 5 p.m. The Photo Guild is also open until 9 p.m. during Milford’s Art After Dark celebration on the second Saturday of every month. Please call the gallery at 570-296-2440 for further information.