Kris Knight Peter Blackwood
Kris Knight grew up in Pittsford, NY but spent the last thirty years in Northern California. Her work with fine art artists, way-finding graphics and large scale graphic installations for Silicon Valley big brands allowed her to be around some amazing talent and she finally picked up the camera and started to shoot some of her own work. Initially focused on macro photography, she would launch five thousand ladybugs at a time and shoot for hours to get the best shots. She started to shoot jewelry for a local Silicon Valley jeweler on the weekends using tiny props from a local dollhouse distributor and created tiny dioramas. Kris spent a lot of time traveling up and down the coast whenever she could to try to capture the amazing coastlines. Living in San Francisco allowed endless opportunities to shoot amazing neighborhoods and she soon fell in love with the relationship street photography brings. When she moved back to Rochester over a year ago she drove endlessly to connect with the small towns she remembered from her childhood. For months she would drive daily to get a feel for the space and to conquer the new landscape of the lakes that was so different from when she lived here last. Shooting the barns and local towns allowed her to connect once again with the magical brilliance of what a small town could feel like.
This current exhibition is her love story to current life. Embracing all that the Finger Lakes has to offer.. glorious summers, big beautiful barns, bitter cold landscapes and of course, the small towns that connect us all. Her current style is HDR photography which combines multiple exposures in a layered effect that gives the scene a very detailed look with a pop of color.
Permanent Installation – Peter Blackwood, photography. Peter is best known for his nature, landscape, event, wedding, and portrait photographs.