Alyson Bowen

Humble Arts Foundation - Group Show 60: Winter Pictures

I grew up in the land of sunshine, warm-blooded and barefooted. We only had one real season and it rarely invited long sleeves. As a kid I would dream of sitting by fireplaces in warm fuzzy sweaters like they do in the movies. In reality I could hardly stand to enjoy a bonfire any night of the year without suffering from heat exhaustion. Now, decades later, I find myself in awe of seasonal shifts as I eagerly attempt to capture the parts that pull strongest at those childhood longings. I stand outside and let my lungs fill to their deepest depths with the coldest air I have ever tasted. I exhale only to do it all over again.

One of my images was included in Group Show 60: Winter Pictures through the Humble Arts Foundation in NYC. This is a wonderful collection of imagery depicting winter in its many forms. Please take a moment to appreciate the work of the numerous photographers. 

curated by Andy Adams and Jon Feinstein


Somerville Toy Camera Festival 2018

This beauty traveled all the way to the Somerville Toy Camera Festival to be displayed at the Brickbottom Gallery from Sept 6 – Oct 13, 2018. I would like to thank juror Jennifer Shaw for including my work in this exhibition and the folks at Brickbottom Gallery for being such hospitable hosts. 
This piece, titled Northwest Merge, is from a new double exposure series I have been working on with my Holga. This simple camera has been a wonderful part of my creative process lately and I look forward to sharing the images with you all soon. Stay tuned.

If you want to know more about the annual festival click here




The Plastic Fantastic Show IX

I have the pleasure of being included in the Plastic Fantastic Show IX at Lightbox Photographic Gallery in Astoria, Oregon. The exhibition will be up through July 10th. If you are able to make it out that way, please make sure you stop in and view all of the beautiful, hand-crafted imagery. I feel honored to have been selected by curator Susan Burnstine. The image chosen is one of my all time favorites created with the Holga 120N. It is a triple exposure on color film from my adventure up Dog Mountain in the spring of 2017; my first true wild flower experience in the Northwest. 

You may view an online gallery of the selected images here

A very big thank you goes to Susan and the team at Lightbox for hosting such a wonderful collection.


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