By Nina Johnson
A reception at ArtSplash gallery during July’s Gallery Walk launched Indianapolis photographer Marie Reamer’s exhibit “Meditations on the Mediterranean and Monte Carlo.” Images feature the Mediterranean Sea from Antibes to the French Riveria plus architectural elements of Monte Carlo.
Reamer’s photographs offer vibrant colors and a depth that mimics scenes experienced by the naked eye. Pieces such as “A Little Shop” offer a surreal quality of texture.
“These images are more than photographs,” one observer at the reception said. “It’s like being there yourself.”
“I love to shoot cityscapes and urban images,” Reamer said. “I see art and beauty in a gritty, broken down building, as well as in the beautiful scene of an architectural wonder.”
She captures her images with a Canon 5D Mark III digital SLR but her techniques with high dynamic range and tone mapping are the key to attaining such life-like intensity. With five layers of an image, she can emphasize dominant colors and light while deepening shadows.
Though her interest in photography started during her years at the Universities of Utah and Connecticut, she expanded her skills with classes and darkroom workshops at the Art Center of Indianapolis.
She prints her photos on an Epson 4900 Stylus photo printer with archival-quality paper she guaranteed would “remain stable over 200 years” with proper care.
Reamer was named a 2013 Hoosier Woman Artist for her piece “Indianapolis Cityscape.” This piece draws attention to the abstract beauty of shadows on the warm colors of an urban setting. The public is welcome to view this image on display in Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann’s office entry room.
“Visitors are encouraged to stop by Room 333 in the State House to view the art with friends and family during normal business hours,” Ellspermann said.
ArtSplash Gallery will display Reamer’s exhibit with matted prints available for purchase through July. The exhibit includes an exclusive look at photographs from her travels to Mexico. Reamer’s online galleries include flowers, European and U.S. travels, the art of wine and chromatic studies at mreamerimages.com