September 06, 2006

Like a Rolling Stone

Photographer Chris Foster's work has focused on the rock scene, in both the natural and unnatural worlds. The London native documented the swinging days of 1960s rock and R&B, photographing Tina Turner, Little Richard, Elton John, Ron Wood and Carlos Santana. Since moving to Amagansett in 2005, he has turned his lens to the outdoors, taking digital shots of the land, sea, fauna and folk of coastal Long Island.

Bravura art and objects in Southampton will present both ends of Foster's spectrum of work in a new exhibit entitled "Chris Foster, Photographs: Then & Now," on view through October 10. One section consists of 15 images shot on film in the late 1960s while Foster was living in London. Another consists of digital images taken since Foster relocated to the East End to pursue his passions for fishing, windsurfing, cycling and kite flying. The exhibit as a whole represents the transition in Foster's career and in the world of photography as well.

There will be an artist's reception on Saturday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the gallery, 22 Nugent St. Call 259-2605 for more information.

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