“Gory, a street photographer, describes his practice as one in which he randomly explores the street to discover a scene of visual interest. He intuits that “images come to him” as opposed to being artificially arranged. Gory is captivated by scenes perceived to have an undiscovered, hidden, or unusual quality. When he happens upon a scene, in the quiet of the night, without people nearby, he recognizes its undiscovered, hidden, or unusual qualities.The fascinating results yield an unexpected atmosphere and mood—characteristics that define his gaze. Gory adopted Glen Miller’s song title “Moonlight Serenade” because it resonates with the subject of the photographic series—of houses, cars, abandoned trains, trolleys, a vintage drugstore, and a bar that would not have had the attraction they did had the artist seen them during daylight. “Moonlight Serenade” was also music that Gory and his wife Lucia, a poet, listened to together, in its many variations, throughout the years. The exhibition is dedicated to her memory.” — Paragraph from the exhibition’s essay “The Night Comes First” by Julia P. Herzberg, Ph.D.
The exhibition was curated by Julia P. Herzberg, Ph.D.
All photographs are digital prints on luster paper, edition of 5 + 2AP, 20 x 30 inches. Images courtesy LnS Gallery.