I was super excited to attend the opening reception of my friend, Ron Dell’Aquila‘s photography exhibition last night at the Triton Museum of Art. He was awarded this coveted solo show when he won the Triton’s Statewide Exhibition and Competition (no small achievement) and the show looked absolutely fabulous!
His work ranges from figure as landscape, actual landscapes, portraits and floral abstractions but my personal favorites, which I’ll feature here, are his night scenes from Taipei shot in glorious, saturated HDR!
They all seem to have this quiet, unobserved quality to their worlds which is beautiful, luminous and intimate.
These shop girls, shot in a busy night market are beyond gorgeous, their downcast eyes allow the viewer to gaze at their beauty in an extended sidelong glance.
Shop Girl 2, 2012 Printed Inks on Archival Paper
Shop Girl 1, 2012 Printed Inks on Archival Paper
Pastel Diners are exquisite, caught between layers of glass, steam, reflected light, and a narrow depth of field, the subjects are brought into a gentle focus, one that we as observers seem privileged to witness.
Pastel Diners : Tea, 2009 Printed Inks on Archival Paper
Pastel Diners : Children, 2009 Printed Inks on Archival Paper
Touch me Here , 2014 Printed Inks on Archival Paper
Red Lantern Alley, 2012 Printed Inks on Archival Paper
Ron explained how he was drawn to this alley, he just had a feeling about it and once all the people had cleared out he ended up using a motorcycle as a tripod for this shot!
Ron Dell’Aquila’s photographs seem stunning here but try to imagine how much better they are in real life! Try to see them. The exhibition runs until November 16, 2014 at the Triton Museum of Art at 1505 Warburton Avenue in Santa Clara, California.