"I am a radiologist-turned-photographer, drawn from the darkened reading room towards a world suffused with natural light."
Geoffrey Agrons is a self-taught photographer living in the San Francisco Bay area.
He is interested in the uneasy coexistence between human populations and the natural world, and is particularly intrigued by the range of contradictory emotional responses to the land-water interface, the ambiguity of natural and man-made objects encountered at the seaside between twilight and dawn, and the tension between untamed bodies of water and human expectations of permanence and control.
Deeply influenced by Michael Kenna's work, Agrons found that his mixture of awe, fear, longing, and imagined memories of our aquatic origins was amplified by working during the extremes of the day. He favors long exposures in low light as he explores the interaction between wind, waves, salt, and the human footprint, and has come to think of his images as "melancholigraphs".
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
Visitor's Choice Award, Mind's Eye Exhibition, Fort Collins, CO, Center for Fine Art Photography, 2009
International Juried Exhibition of Works on Paper 2011, Richmond, VA, 12 12 Gallery, 2011
Juried Exhibition: Black and White, Middlebury, VT, PhotoPlace Gallery, 2011
Juried Exhibition: Onward '11, Pennsylvania, USA and Japan, Philadelphia and Tokyo, 2011
Best in Show, A Celebration of Art and Life, Philadelphia, PA, Perlman Center for Advanced Medicine and The Regional Community Arts Program for The Center of Emerging Visual Artists, 2010
Portfolio Artist, Middlebury, VT, PhotoPlace Gallery, The Vermont Photography Workplace, 2011
Toledo Friends of Photography National Juried Photographic Exhibition, Toledo, OH, Center for the Visual Arts Gallery, Toledo Museum of Art, 2008
Two photographs accepted to Permanent Collection, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO, 2011