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Name: danmcc

Art: pinhole photograohy

Country: United States

Birth Date: 1944-01-22


Contact: 845-626-7958

danmcc pinhole photograohy United States


I began studying Photography around 1965 at the Institute of Design in Chicago. My studies with Aaron Siskind, Joe Jachna, Arthur Siegal and Wynn Bullock gave me first hand experience with truly creative photographers.  
At the Art Institute of Chicago around 1967, I began photographing the nude with Wendy, my wife, and I began making multiple image prints. Then for over forty years I explored various techniques and processes while photographing the nude as a central theme.  
In 1998 I began to work with pinhole photography. I use an oatmeal box pinhole camera to make 8x10 inch B&W negatives. With its extreme wide angle and distortion, the camera gives me results that are constantly a surprise. I develop the B&W negatives, scan them into Photoshop, and then colorize the image by pulling curves in each of the channels. I make an images rooted in 16th Century pinhole optics juxtaposed with 21st Century digital print manipulations. These newest photographs of mine are a hybrid of Photography and Digital Printmaking. 
I currently head the Photography program at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York where I teach photography classes. 


“A Book About Death”, group show, Emily Harvey Foundation Gallery, NY City Sept. 
“FIGURES & FACES”, juried group show, Pacific Art League of Palo Alto, CA. Aug. 
“New Concept Art Gallery”, juried group show, my image on flyer, Orlando,FL. July 
4 A DI Gallery, juried group show, Brigantine, New Jersey, July 
“8th World Art Print Annual – Mini Print 2009”, Lessedra Gallery, Sofia, Bulguria  
“Invitational Salon Exhibition of Small Works”, New Arts Program, Kutztown, PA May 
“New York Photo Festival”, slide projection show, New York City May 
“Knock it Off”, benefit exhibition, Albany Center Gallery, Albany, NY May 
“Green Alert, Other Voices”, Mill Street Loft, Poughkeepsie, NY May  
“Seattle Erotic Art Festival”, international juried festival, Seattle, WA May 
“Contemporary Photography”, Shy Rabbit Gallery, juried show, Pagosa Springs, CO “Left Political Forums”, Pace University, juried show, New York, NY April 
“Hope”, Gallery at Second Stage Studio, juried show, Cumberland, Rhode Island April 
“Women: Fact or Myth”, Ciao Gallery, juried show, Wilson, Wyoming March 
“MiNi MiNi”, Cartel Gallery, sponsored by Spraygraphic, Tempe, AZ March  
“Signs and Revelations”, Peninsula Art Museum, 2009 grant recipient, Belmont, CA  
“Varga Gallery”, group show, Woodstock, NY Feb., March, April, May, June, July 
“Erotica”, Tivoli Artists Co-Op, group show, Tivoli, NY Feb. 
“Instructors/Students”, Barrett Art Center, group show, Poughkeepsie,NY Feb. 
“Best of 2008”, Photo Center of the Capitol District, group show Troy, NY Jan. 
“Juried Photography Invitational”, Monmouth Museum, Lincroft, NJ Sept. 
“Men@Work&Play@Art Invitational Exhibit”, 1212 Gallery, Richmond, VA Sept. “INAUGURAL EXHIBIT”, Museum of Computer Art, group show Brooklyn, Sept. 
“EGO”, Newark Arts Alliance, juror Ryan Grover,the Biggs Museum, Delaware Aug. “Dan McCormack”, Varga Gallery-Muddy Cup Studios, solo show, Kingston, NY Aug. “Members Show”, Photo Center of the Capitol District, juried show, Troy, NY Aug. "SELF-DEFINED”, Flash Fine Art Gallery, group show, Lakewood, Colorado June 
“1st ANNUAL CAMERA WORKS”, group show, Ridgefield Guild of Artists, CT June “SKIN : Nature’s Wrapping Paper”, Fulton Street Gallery, juried show, Troy, NY “Invitational Salon Exhibition of Small Works”, New Arts Program, Kutztown, PA May 
“Global Warming”, Asylum Gallery, invitational show, Sacramento CA May “Second Chance”, Tantillo Gallery, Albany Regional Photo Show, Albany, NY May  
“SPE”, Center for Fine Art Photography, juried show, Fort Collins, Co. March 
Services for Artists, slideshow during the SPE Conference, Denver, Co. March 
“Waking Dreams”, Ultimate Eye Foundation grant finalist, Belmont, CA March "An Odyssey of Images”, Go North Gallery, solo show, Beacon, NY Feb.  
“The Erotica Show”, The Tivoli Artists Co-op, 60 Broadway, group show, Tivoli, NY “Bitter Fruits”, Altered Esthetics’s Gallery, juried show, Minneapolis, MN Feb. 
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