Years ago, I was blessed to be asked to “develop" a photography curriculum for the Milpitas Unified School District in the
South San Francisco Bay Area. So I began teaching Photography with Cinematography. And this led to a creation of films on local Master photographers. As Ansel Adams was already
under contract with a larger company, I went on to film his colleagues.
Oliver Gagliani was known for
his distinct vision that imbues
or permeates ordinary objects
with a spiritual quality.
For Gagliani, abstractions and
fragments of the whole reveal
the underlying essence. --now in Production
"New in 2013 & 2014 - Upcoming American Master Series"
Introducing two “Companion Films” on the Creative Process for submission to PBS:
“RUTH BERNHARD loved life. She listened to her intuition while still obedient to the light.
JOHN WIMBERLEY, a mystic, experiences all objects as a conscious form of Spirit.
These two photographers were compelled to meet, expressing gratitude and appreciation.
Their photographs are revelations of a universal connection. They are evidence of magic.”
RUTH BERNHARD (60 min.)
~1905 - 2006 ~
Explorer of form and light, the artist
reveals her deeply personal vision
which reaches beyond ordinary
perception. Her images of nudes,
still lifes and common objects are
seen as a new vision where the
ordinary became the extra-ordinary,
with her placement of the light.
JOHN WIMBERLEY (60 min.)
~ 1945 - Present ~
Experiencing all objects as a
conscious form of Spirit, the
artist is a mystic on a spiritual
path. He reveals his inner approach to photography, deeply personal yet universally philosophical. His evocative images
define technique. They are evidence
OLIVER GAGLIANI (30 min.)
~ 1917 - 2006 ~
Confronting these objects through
the medium of light, it is the artist
who must directly accept them, not
as he would like them to be, but as
they are in themselves. And It is the
measure of his success as to how
deeply he is able to perceive the
life which they have experienced.