For four days only, from August 28 through September 1, “Dodge & Burn” brings four photographers to take over the walls of the Martinez Studio in Jacksonport. All four call Door County home for many months each year, and all share a passion to portray the beauty of nature found in the area.
Wence Martinez, who has owned the studio since 1994 with his wife Sandra, began his photography as an antidote to long hours spent at the loom, weaving his widely collected contemporary tapestries. The immediacy of the shooting and the careful hours in the dark room have allowed him to explore his love of his homeland in Oaxaca, Mexico and his heartland of Door County.
Armando Zeledon, a Nicaraguan native, is a self-taught photographer who has been interested in the medium since his teens. After retirement from a career as an electrical engineer, he has been able to focus again on his love of photography. Zeledon works exclusively in black and white and does his own darkroom work.
Leonard Quartetti, a semi-retired dentist and self-taught photographer, divides his time between homes in LaGrange, Illinois and in Door County. He has worked in the darkroom producing black and white prints and has now branched out into digital creations. The forests, fields and shorelines of Door County are favorite subjects.
Joe Chambers, a retired high school science teacher, works part-time in experiential education. In 2000 he became inspired to capture the scenic beauty of Door County and intriguing sights from travels far and near. He works exclusively in digital photography and is grateful for the opportunity to learn from these fellow artists.
These four award-winning photographers will be on hand during the public reception on Saturday, August 29 from 4 – 7 pm.
The Martinez Studio is located two miles south of Jacksonport at 5877 Hwy 57 and is open daily from 10 am – 5 pm. For more information call 920.823.2154 or visit http://www.martinezstudio.com.