This October at the Northeast Harbor Library, Howie Motenko, a landscape photographer and 2019 Acadia National Park –Artist in Residence,presents “Acadia Moon Dance”, the result of exploring Acadia National Park for two years under the full moon. There will be a reception and talk on Friday, October 4th from 5 pm – 8 pm in the Mellon room. All are welcome.
Additionally, Howie will speak at the MDI Photo Club meeting on Tuesday, October 8th at the Northeast Harbor Library from 6:30 – 8:30. He will talk about creativity and photography. This talk is open to the public.
These images are a fusion of his creative sensibilities of black and white photography coupled with his observations of our natural world. Choosing to express his images in black and white represents a realistic view of how our eyes perceive the primeval, nighttime landscape.Photographing with moonlight as the only source of illumination requires long exposures, between 30 seconds and 8 minutes, producing swirling stars and ethereal streams. The moonlight’s illumination reveals a mystical scene in an otherwise dark landscape. This project reflects his interpretation of Acadia’s quiet stillness, intense power, and serene solitude.
Howie lives on Mount Desert Island where he draws continuous inspiration from Acadia National Park, literally in his backyard. Howie leads photography tours and workshops through his business, Acadia Photo Safari.
A portion of the proceeds from the Acadia Moon Dance Exhibit sales will be donated to Friends of Acadia to help protect Acadia’s dark skies.