Rick Bringolf is an American photographer specializing in large format black and white images. He was born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1946, received a Physics degree in 1969 from Eastern Washington University and conducted laser research at the Atmospheric Sciences Laboratory at Ft. Monmouth, New Jersey in 1970.
In 1971 he saw photographs by Ansel Adams and Edward Weston and began a transition to full time photography. He attended workshops in Yosemite and Carmel California, eventually becoming an intern at the Friends of Photography in Carmel and an assistant to Wynn Bullock in Monterey in 1975.
The 70’s saw many great photographers visit the Friends of Photography. They were very open and accessible. It was a workshop atmosphere. You could go up to famous artists and ask questions or show them your work.This simple acceptance by established masters and the resulting encouragement of young artists cannot be over stressed when considering lifetime influences.
The appeal of the Carmel group or West Coast Traditional photography is the print, the finished image, often called the Fine Print. It’s why Bringolf uses a large camera. You can make a powerful, beautiful image with a digital camera. But you cannot match the tonal scale, the range or the subtlety of values and sharpness of film and paper in any other way. The Fine Print is a thing of astonishing beauty.
His present work includes traditional landscapes, industrial images, and portraits. In 1979 he produced a portfolio on Peru.
He has exhibited work at the Seattle Art Museum, the Henry Gallery of the UW, Equivalents, and The Silver Image Galleries.
His work is in the collections of S.A.M, the Henry Gallery, Safeco Insurance, Diamond Fuel Company, Joseph and Elaine Monsen, Ibsen Nelson, Ty Long and others.
Rick will be scheduling events throughout the month of April, including Art Talks, an Exhibition of a small body of his works at The Gallerage at The Art Factory Kandern as well as leading the time at Dinner and Dialogue. If you would like to meet with Rick Bringolf, or schedule him for speaking, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org