The Importance of Geography
Welcome to our GerDora Photography blog we call "The Importance of Geography" (more about this title on a later post). Every image has a story and on this blog we intend to share with you some of the anecdotes behind the fine art images we create, the circumstances behind them, where they were taken, and their personal significance. Through our chronicles, we hope that you will get to know us and appreciate our work. We invite you to let us know your thoughts and feelings about our photography.
It has become a tradition! We HAD to come up with our new Beyond DC, Beautiful Northern Virginia calendar because it is now expected by so many and we so enjoy putting it together. We are very grateful for the great reception.
As the two previous years, this 2018 limited edition 8½ X 11 wall calendar includes 12 of our fine art images showcasing the beauty of our region.
Prepare for the New Year and enjoy a new local site every month.
Get one for yourself and for your friends and family. Good idea for a stocking stuffer for the holidays!
Preview the fine art images included in the calendar here. Order yours before they are sold out!
Gerry and Dora
Very excited to be part of Leesburg’s first annual “Arts in the Alley” on Saturday, July 29, 2017. Gerry and Dora from GerDora Photography will bring their fine art photography to this street fair of arts, crafts, and musical talents in the alley between the town garage and the backs of businesses on King Street, Loudoun and Market Streets. We are going to be on Loudoun Street from 10 am to 6pm.
Historic Leesburg has become a very popular destination for locals and visitors offering a variety of shops, restaurants, and interesting sites.
The “Arts in the Alley” event will feature 82 arts and craft vendors from the local area, two stages of live bands, roaming performances, a poetry slam, kids arts activities, chalk art demonstrations, and more!
Admission is free and free parking will be available in the Town Hall Parking Garage and the Church Street parking lot.
Looking forward to seeing you there! Please stop by and say hello!
Dora and Gerry
Join Gerry and Dora from GerDora Photography at the second annual aMuse Art and Craft Festival at the gardens of the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley (MSV) in Winchester, VA on May 27-28 from 10am to 5pm on both days.
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Pleased to announce that Dora's Olden Times Exhibit of fine art photography on canvas is now open at the Old Ox Brewery located at 44652 Guilford Dr, Unit 114, Ashburn, Virginia 20147. The exhibit will continue through May and is part of the artWorks exhibit program sponsored by the Loudoun Arts Council.
An expanded version of this exhibit was first shown at Leesburg's Thomas Balch Library back in January, 2016. Don't miss this new chance to view it and, at the same time, sample some tasty local artisanal beer.
Join us for the artists reception at Old Ox Brewery on Friday, April 7 at 7 pm.
Would love to see you there!
Back by popular demand is our new GerDora Photography “Beyond DC” calendar. Enjoy a new beautiful Northern Virginia site every month throughout 2017.
This limited edition 8 ½ X 11-inch wall calendar is a good reminder of the beautiful and interesting places that surround the region beyond the nation’s capital. Whether you live in the area or away, this may prompt you to go out and explore or simply sit back and appreciate the locations from the comfort of your home or office.
Order today before they are sold out!
Middleburg is a small village listed with the National Trust for Historic Preservation and is one of the last unspoiled places in America. Quaint and unique shops, charming inns and fine dining establishments, enhance the visitor’s experience. The Pink Box Park is a beautiful intimate public garden behind Middleburg’s Visitors Center located at 12 North Madison, Middleburg, VA.
Art in the Pink Box Park is a fun and festive event that will feature works of art from a number of local artists and live music by Crooked Angels. Gerry and Dora will be among the featured artists. This affair is hosted by the Middleburg Arts Council.
Come and join us at the Pink Box Park from 10 to 3pm. We hope to see you there!
Gerry and Dora
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Gerry is having a solo exhibit at Leesburg’s Thomas Balch Library from July 6 through September 30. The images of this fine art photography on canvas collection “South Korea Through the Lens of a Miguk” were taken in the 1990s when he was exposed to this fascinating country and its people.
Gerry says: “Those years made a permanent impression on me not only because I was exposed to a culture I knew little about and was so different from mine, but because the people were so willing to help me, the Miguk (the American), appreciate it.
“As a photographer I was eager to capture what I knew was a fast changing Korea. Known as the “Hermit Kingdom,” the Korean Peninsula was isolated from the world for centuries as a way of protection from outside threats. Today, South Korea—or the Republic of Korea—is a dynamic and prosperous country full of contrasts between the old and the new.
“Although the hustle and bustle of the modern city of Seoul was my day-to-day setting, I sought out opportunities to visit the countryside, folk villages, temples, palaces, and cultural events, many of them depicted in this show. Oftentimes, I had the feeling that Korea was changing even more rapidly than many places in the West, and I was anxious to freeze this precious time through my lens.
“This exhibit is a labor of love. Searching through thousands of film negatives and slides, scanning and processing them in the digital darkroom, and presenting them on canvas format, was an intensive endeavor that made me relive many of the experiences in Korea and my special connection to this land and its people that I will cherish forever.”
The Thomas Balch Library is located at 208 W. Market St. in the heart of the historic district in Leesburg, Virginia.
We would love if you could join us at a free reception on Saturday, July 16 from 1 to 3 pm.
PS Just want to recap that Gerry will have two active exhibits in the month of July; he has two pieces at the Oatlands "Four Seasons of Oatlands" Art Show (July 1-31) and his solo exhibit of 19 pieces depicting images from South Korea (from July 6 through September 30).
We invite you to make Saturday, July 16 a day to enjoy art, history, and culture by visiting the Oatlands Historic House and Gardens and then attending the “South Korea Through the Lens of a Miguk” reception at Leesburg's Thomas Balch Library. Gerry and Dora will be at the Library on July 16th to share our experiences in Korea, offer light refreshments, and answer any questions.
Gerry and Dora from GerDora Photography invite you to the Oatlands Art Show & Sale at the Oatlands Historic House and Gardens Carriage House. The 18th Annual Four Seasons of Oatlands Art Show will run from July 1st through the 31st. Two of Gerry's fine art photographs will be on display.
The Carriage House is open M-S 10-5pm and Sundays 1pm-5pm.
Hope you can make this event part of your summer activities.
Gerry and Dora
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We are very much looking forward to participating in the aMuse Art and Craft Festival in Old Town Winchester, VA next Saturday, May 21. We will be displaying our fine art images along with a number of other amazing artists and crafters.
Check out their blog where we appear as "featured artists."
I am very happy to have been able to exhibit my "Olden Times" fine art photography on canvas collection at the Thomas Balch Library, a history and genealogy library in the heart of the historic district of Leesburg, Virginia because it was a natural fit for this venue.
I believe that every era has its challenges and one could argue that certain times have been better than others. I am not proposing that the olden times were better than the present. We have come a long way…. But we need to pause from time to time and remind ourselves about where we came from so that we can better understand where we are and where we are headed.
I love contemporary life but I’m intrigued by the bygone world and the legacy it left us. As you peruse these images, I hope that you will be able to take a minute, take your time, and get lost in each and every one of the depicted scenes. Transport yourself and think about how it must have been to live during those bygone times. And then, take a deep breath and appreciate the past, the present, and look forward to the future.
Would love to hear your impressions of this collection of images.
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