Last night, Clif and I went to Railroad Square Cinema in Waterville for the opening of a photography show featuring the works of—ta dah!—Clif, as well as another very talented photographer named Alec Hartman. The title of the show is Portals, and to quote Clif, “Photography is always looking through a portal—the lens and the camera—and the photographer looks at the world through the portal of his or her own consciousness.” The photographs in this show capture many different aspects of this definition of the word portal—from trees to subway exits to doors and windows.
The event was catered by Barrels Market, and the food was so good. There were platters of cheese and apple slices; olives, toasted pita bread, feta, hummus, and tomatoes; and smoked salmon, sliced baguette, onions, and a dip. For dessert, there were brownie bits, amazing little nuggets that were crisp on the outside and soft on the inside. I ate far more of these brownie bits than I should have, and I could have one right now. Emilie Knight, the daughter of my friend Margy Knight, prepared the food for this event, and what a terrific cook she is.
Many friends and supporters came to the opening, and we had a great time talking, eating, and looking at the photographs. The lobby was filled with the happy sound of engaged conversation, and many movie goers came over to nip some snacks and look at the photographs.
All of the pictures in this exhibit are for sale, with a third of the sale price going to support Maine Film Center and Railroad Square Cinema, two organizations that make central Maine a better place. The show runs until April 5, and readers who are within easy driving distance of Waterville should definitely check it out.
Here are some pictures taken at the opening of Portals: