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Exhibit of metal photos by Dinah Satterwhite on display at Blackbird Bakery

'Aqua Fiber' by Dinah Satterwhite.
— image credit: Image courtesy of Dinah Satterwhite

Throughout February, Blackbird Bakery is featuring a special photography exhibit from island photographer Dinah Satterwhite.

The series of metal photographs is called “Into the Light,” and the images may look more like paintings at first glance. These somewhat abstract images are a graceful infusion of movement and light which leave the viewer with more art than photo, and perhaps a sense of curiosity.

From landscapes and coastal scenes, to intimate close-ups, the final image only hints at its true source. Even the name of each photo intertwines nature with technology, like “Vertical Download” and “Shutter Chance.”

Satterwhite paints with her camera using available light and manual camera settings, and often shoots more than a thousand images to find the one that captures the desired emotion, color, quality and flow of light. The images are practically "raw,” meaning that they are not altered on the computer except for minor contrast and dust corrections.

The final version is printed on metal. Metal prints are a fairly new art medium for preserving photos by infusing dyes in a high heat process directly into specially coated aluminum sheets. They are vibrant, detailed, and luminescent, with great detail and resolution.

The images have been well received. Satterwhite recently won a third-place award at the CVG Show in Bremerton with one of her photos from the series.

The show will be up through Feb. 28.

Blackbird Bakery is located at 210 Winslow Way East.

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