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Holly Gordon

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Holly Gordon aims to humanize technology. The world is her studio and the digital darkroom sometimes takes her vision far beyond photography, as we know it. Although she stopped painting 20 years ago, her brush and lens are reunited.

Her origins date back to film photography in the 1960’s and the aura and aromas of the traditional wet-darkroom. While most people viewing Holly’s current work think she is a painter, in reality it is her photography in transition. Technology is changing photography as we know it her art is part of the change. Photo-Liminalism is the name ascribed to this innovative work that has been solidified after nearly 20 years of creative exploration.

Her book, Parallel Perspectives–The Brush/Lens Collaboration with a well-known watercolorist links painting with a brush to creative expression with a camera is available at https://www.amazon.com/Parallel-Perspectives-BrushLensCollaboration/dp/1947951246/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=parallel+perspectives+gordon&qid=1587436019&sr=8-1 and continues to draw interest from the media. Inspired by this collaboration, the Islip Art Museum invited Holly to curate the Open Call entitled The Art of Collaboration that was so successful, she was invited to curate the AARP-sponsored Open Call Art at 50 Plus. AARP and has been invited to curate the 2020 AARP-sponsored Art at 50 Plus exhibition as well. This ground-breaking virtual exhibit as well as the actual exhibit of 2019 can be seen at www.islipartmuseum.org

 

Holly has established her reputation as both a fine art and documentary photographer creating break-through work in creative fine art photography and nature photography where she has the captured environmentally important essence of the Galapagos Islands, Antarctica and China. As an art teacher with some 30 years of experience these photography essays have gained visibility in museums, galleries, schools and libraries. Her second book, now in process, will reveal the evolutionary path she has journeyed with her camera.

She is an artist who believes in engaging in important social issues and in blazing creative trails. Her ability to articulate her creative process as well as inspire others, makes her is an indispensible advocate for the arts.

Holly’s work has been exhibited widely–the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, Denise Bibro Fine Art in Chelsea, Manhattan, The New York Hall of Science, The Heckscher Art MuseumLong Island MuseumIslip Art Museum, The Audubon Center, Greenwich, CT—to name a few.

Her art has appeared in The New York TimesShutterbug MagazineNational Wildlife Magazine and New York Newsday

In 2009 National Wildlife Magazine selected her Adelie penguin on a chunk of ice, photographed in Antarctica in 1999, to become the first photograph for their new global warming category and in 2019 Molloy College, Rockville Center, LI acquired both her Antarctica and Galapagos bodies of work for their permanent collection. Limited vintage c-prints are still available.

Insightful interviews with Holly continue to be broadcast. Check www.hollygordonphtographer.com  as well as social media to hear and see more.

Many years ago a naturalist friend took me to an enchanting grove of copper beech trees. the golden

Fox Hollow Preserve–Copper Beech

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The North Shore coastline of Long Island is a kaleidoscope of contrast between sea and sky, sand and

Rocks and Reeds

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The golden foliage against the green contrasts the perennial with the fleeting. Color and light are

Connetquot Gold

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Surrounded by water Long Island provides many dockside views. this photo-liminal image was created

Dockside

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A photography friend who loves to shoot waterfalls took me here on one of our road trips but it

Water Runs Through It #1

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The dark water set off the white coat of this egret  and showed off her yellow feet.

Yellow Legs

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All Antarctica photographs were taken with film. I packed chrome and negs because that was back in

Chinstrap Penguin

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An expansive back lawn leads down to the harbor for a splendid view

View from Condre Hall Overlooking Huntington Harbor

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A photography friend who loves to shoot waterfalls took me here on one of our road trips but it

Water Runs Through It #2

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The fog light became Nature's scrim. During a brief fifteen minute period when fog cloaked the

Foggy Harbor #1

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During a brief fifteen minute period when fog cloaked the area, I jumped up from dinner, fled back

Foggy Harbor #2

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High noon on this clear October day provided perfect light to capture this saturated pointillistic

Autumn Palette–Muttontown Preserve

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The graceful beauty of this preening egret gave me pause as I observed both the bird and its

Egret Ballet

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Looking through my viewfinder I search, however intuitively, for my palette of color and light and

Ready and Waiting

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This is an example of a photograph I first took in 2007 and created this image from it nearly 10

Portland Lighthouse, Maine

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Looking through my viewfinder I search, however intuitively, for my palette of color and light and

Boating Buddy #1

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Looking through my viewfinder I search, however intuitively, for my palette of color and light and

Boating Buddy #2

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Looking through my viewfinder I search, however intuitively, for my palette of color and light and

Autumn Gold

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Cuba was an extraordinary experience of colors, joy and energy. We spent some time in the historic

Old Havana

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The third year of our collaboration expanded our locations. This photo-liminal work was inspired by

Morning On Main

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The oldest working Long Island boatyard was introduced to me by my collaboration buddy Ward Hooper

Seymour’s Boatyard

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I was ecstatic to finally experience the Hi-Line with my own eyes. Looking through my viewfinder I

Along the Hi-Line #3796

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I was ecstatic to finally experience the Hi-Line with my own eyes. Looking through my viewfinder I

Along the Hi-Line #3869

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I love the frenetic energy of being in New York City. Looking through my viewfinder I search,

42nd Street

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I was ecstatic to finally experience the Hi-Line with my own eyes. Looking through my viewfinder I

Along the Hi-Line #3848

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I was ecstatic to finally experience the Hi-Line with my own eyes. Looking through my viewfinder I

Along the Hi-Line-#3844

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I was ecstatic to finally experience the Hi-Line with my own eyes. Looking through my viewfinder I

Lunch on the Hi-Line

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Cuba was an extraordinary experience of colors, joy and energy and the visit to this historic

Colon Cemetery

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Cuba was an extraordinary experience of colors, joy and energy. Looking through my viewfinder I

Old Havana

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Cuba was an extraordinary experience of colors, joy and energy. Looking through my viewfinder I

Going Home

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Cuba was an extraordinary experience of colors, joy and energy. Looking through my viewfinder I

Wrinkles in Time

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As I was leaving Connetquot River State Park after a day of searching, my eye caught this spot of

Three Parasols

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This fine art image has an Asian quality and the selective focus gives the viewer a glimpses through

White Egret

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Glorious pink lupines and then these blue lupine against a gorgeous sky made for a spectacular

Blue Lupine

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My garden abounded with this little flower, as do many Long Island gardens; but, like Georgia

Coreopsis

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I gave the bulb to a friend who loves to garden. Years later, she called me to come and photograph

Casablanca Lily

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Photographed with chromes and inter-neg and traditionally wet-darkroom printed, now it is digitally

Waterlily

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I had a buddleia, a butterfly bush in my garden. If I were to have one plant, this would be it. Year

Holly’s Monarch.jpg

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Several Asian silk moths are indigenous to Long Island. The glorious luna is one of them. This

Luna Moth

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Photographed with chromes and traditionally wet-darkroom printed, now digitally printed. The

D’Apres Monet

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Glorious pink lupines against a gorgeous sky made for a spectacular farewell to New Zealand visit.

Pink Lupine

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Autumn leaf embedded in ice and photographed with film

Fire and Ice

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Beachy Keen

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Prepping for the Race

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Dockside 1

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Dockside 2

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Dockside 3

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Oh Buoys!

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Welcome to the Dahlia Garden

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Orange Autumn

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Painted Lady on Buddleia

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Skipper on Buddleia

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Perennial Path

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A Place to Ponder

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Spring Has Sprung at Bayard Cutting Arboretum

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Dogwood Duo

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The Barn in Autumn

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Three Benches

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Memories

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Star Magnolia

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Bayard Cutting Manor in Autumn

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Arboretum Back Lawn Panorama

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Arboretum Autumn Pamorama

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Arboretum Autumn

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Autumn Palette

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Back Lawn Splendor Panorama

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Back Lawn Splendor

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Weeping Cherry

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Daffodils and Narcissi

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Back Lawn Vista

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