Monthly Archives: September 2010

Max Schenk- The Art Of Decay

This sounds awfully similar to my Beautiful Industry Series.


The Art of Decay

A Photographic Exhibit of the Cape Ann Tool Factory

By Max Schenk

September 3rd – 30th, 2010

Sawyer Free Library

2 Dale Ave

Gloucester, MA

Opening Reception

Tuesday, September 7th

7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

About the artist


Fine · Art · Photography

Photographing in the light of the Japanese esthetic of Wabi Sabi (recognition of beauty in things imperfect, impermanent and incomplete), photographer Max Schenk has produced images that reflect the fine art discovered in the everyday objects of our lives and environment.

His exploration of photography began at the age of 14 with his first camera, a 35mm Yashika GSN, and while he has now fully embraced the digital age, Max also maintains his connections to traditional photography equipment and techniques.

Nationally recognized for his work in environmental conservation, education and advocacy, Max’s worldview and photography is imbued with an appreciation of nature’s cyclical resonance in all things. His work includes environmental and industrial abstracts that have been chosen in juried art shows across the North Shore region of Massachusetts.

A broader sampling of Max’s work can be viewed on the JPG Magazine website:

“One of Max’s great talents as a photographer is finding order in chaos. He captures unique patterns in natural and metropolitan locations that reflect the environment and his own style simultaneously.”

JPG Magazine, November 2009

“Max is a wonderful photographer and I am inspired by his images and writing.”

Cara Weston ~ Photographer and Granddaughter of Edward Weston

Info forwarded by Judy Robinson-Cox

Celebrate Gloucester ~ My Eye’s View


Click poster for slide show  

My good friend Sharon has offered her spare camera for me to go out and shoot some photos many times.  September 5th was the day I took her up on it. We went over to Stage Fort just beyond the cannons and sat on the rocks waiting for the boat parade in the harbor. What a beautiful day it was. Then back home for a while and shortly there after, off to Celebrate Gloucester. I hit the grounds at 3:00 o’clock and started shooting.  It’s nice to have a camera in your hands that does not have a time delay on it. The music was excellent and there were so many friends around. Friends that I happen to call kindred spirits, lovers of the art. You could look around all over and see happy smiling faces. Susan Tedeschi sings a song with the lyrics I’m gonna be thankful for the feeling music brings. 

So yes, I am thankful for the feeling music brings. Thank you Celebrate Gloucester. What a wonderful event it was! 



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