People, motion and color were front-and-center at an artists’ reception that features photography by Mark Kennedy, Glenn Newland and Jerry Schneider Saturday at Penelope’s Café in La Cañada.
Each of the photographers has his own style. Many of Schneider’s photos are motion studies that feature a person walking briskly, the background scenes a whooshing blur of light and color behind the main figures.
“I’ve always been interested in capturing movement, always enjoyed a painterly kind of style. I’ve felt that the image doesn’t need to be crisp if you wanted to tell a story, the image can show movement,” Schneider said.
Tim Brehm, who hired Schneider eight years ago to teach a class in Photoshop through the Burbank Unified School District’s Regional Occupation Program, said, “what’s interesting about his work is he’s not using any digital manipulation [to create the movement effect in his work] … his photos are taken with a long shutter speed and it’s a straight shot.”