David McCrae photography exhibit coming in July

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Apricot Parrots by David McCrae

A David McCrae Photography Exhibit will be on display for the month of July at the Mountlake Terrace Library, located at 23300 58th Avenue West.

According to David McCrae, he started learning the process of photography from his grandparents in Colorado, who are both dedicated amateur photographers and naturalists. He studied art history at the University of California, San Diego.

In 2000, McCrae began working under the tutelage of Jules Spilman, a painter and sculptor trained at the Chicago Art Institute. He held his first show in 2004 at Spilman’s Gallery and Salon.

“The history of photography is full of examples of image capture without using a camera,” McCrae said. His present focus, ‘From a Scanner, Darkly,’ began when he had no time to work with film. Instead, a scanner and a computer became his substitute for photosensitive materials and a darkroom.

“I now use both analog and digital image capture, with and without camera and lens. Images are printed digitally with pigment inks on archival paper,” McCrae said.

The Mountlake Terrace Arts Advisory Commission oversees the library exhibits as part of its mission to promote cultural events in the community.

The show runs through July 31 at the Mountlake Terrace Library, Mondays through Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Fridays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays 1 to 5 p.m.

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