Glow of Pre-Dawn Light Featured in ‘Tranquility’ at Scott Barrow Photography Gallery

Stairway to Heaven, Stockbridge Bowl, by Scott Barrow

(LENOX, Mass.) – Scott Barrow’s summer fine art photography show, Tranquility, opens at the Scott Barrow Photography Gallery on Saturday, July 21, with a reception from 5 to 7pm. The exhibit features outdoor images taken in earliest morning, using pre-dawn light and the glow cast by sunrise.

“There is a tranquility that comes from experiencing the pre-dawn light,” says Barrow. “The Earth is quieter and seems to have the right number of people. It’s a wonderful reminder that this planet is a beautiful place and that each day brings new beginnings.”

Scott Barrow took his first photographs when he was 10 years old, having been introduced to the magic of photography in his father’s amber-lit darkroom. He never stopped shooting. During his career, hundreds of assignments for advertising, travel, editorial and corporate clients have allowed him to explore the world. As an intuitive location photographer, his “studio” is wherever he happens to be at the moment. In recent years digital imaging has replaced the darkroom, but the adventure is still there and most importantly, the magic.

“Scott Barrow was a mainstay of our lineup of extraordinary photographers who helped define the feel and look of Berkshire Livingduring its six-year run,” says Seth Rogovoy, editor-in-chief of the much-beloved, award-winning regional magazine that ceased publication in late 2010.

“From our very first cover image, through countless feature stories, profiles, and portraits, to the very last page of every issue – the ‘Backbone’ image that Scott made his own – Scott was an essential creative force, as well as a gentle soul and a generous adviser, who made the magazine what it was,” Rogovoy adds. “It was a no-brainer when I had to select a photographer for my recent wedding. The album Scott delivered to Linda and me is a work of art that conveyed the feeling of the event in a way that bride and groom couldn’t possibly have absorbed from their vantage point.”

The Scott Barrow Photography Gallery is located at 17 Housatonic St., in Lenox. Refreshments will be served at the opening reception. The Tranquility exhibition runs through August.



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