We have a new show hanging at the cafe that you should check out. Here is some info below and a couple of images that hopefully pique your interest.
Showing at the Local Harvest Café from now until late May is the photographic work of St. Louis artist Daniel File. The display is primarily from two series he has put together: Tranche de Vie, which is a color series of image slices about food and water, and Ghosts of the Prairie, which is a black-and-white series of images about the disappearing small family farms of the Great Plains.
Viewers will find 21 images ranging from color-saturated ‘slices of life’ to moody, b&w images of family farms, evoking symbols of a society that values hard work, long-term goals, and strong family connections. While the colorful images are a testament to our connection to the healthful food that sustains us, the b&w images remind us that our tangible connection to that source of food may be a way of life that is disappearing. The show even follows you into the restroom where two more black-and-white prints await you. These explore the textures of the stark realities of a late harvest as well as a Missouri winter river bank.
Dan File has enjoyed successful careers in acting, theatrical design, and education, but his vision is most fundamentally expressed in his photography. Dan’s photographic work has been seen in galleries in Illinois and Missouri and hangs in several commercial establishments. Recently he was commissioned to produce several architectural prints for the internationally renowned Kansas Cityarchitectural firm of HNTB. His images are even featured as a “Structure Series” of architectural jigsaw puzzles by Publisher Services, Inc. in Atlanta, Georgia.
All the hanging framed prints are for sale, and unframed prints can be purchased from the artist.
You can see the full range of his photography by visiting his website: http://www.FotoFileStudio.com