“Everyone complains about the weather at least occasionally, forecasters can’t seem to predict it any better than when we were kids, and nobody can control it. So what’s a person to do? Answer: turn it into art!
The average individual probably still thinks of outdoor photography primarily as a fair weather activity. Actually, brilliant sunshine can create challenging conditions for photography, and some of the best images can occur when the weather is at its worst. Rather than sit around and grouse about it, members of the Inner Light Photographic Society have decided to celebrate weather in all its variety in their upcoming exhibition: Weather You Like It or Not.” -Al Flory
Inner Light Photographic Society
Inner Light was founded in 1986 by photographer Shedrich Williames (a friend and protege of Ruth Bernhard). Today, the group includes 22 photographers who work in a wide range of photographic styles and media, from classic black and white landscape to manipulated imagery, from street to semi-abstract photography, from alternative process dating back to the beginning of photography to the latest in digital imaging.
All of the members of Inner Light are exhibited photographers, and the group shows together frequently. The Oregonian, in a review of one of the group’s shows commented: “what makes this diversely profiled group of photographers so fascinating (is) a range of appreciation of the silvery medium and a common search by its individual members for genuine expression.”