In honor of Lenten sacrifice, we’re going to save you from reading another awesome review about the delicious food in our fair city and focus on art…but we’ll still mention food at the end. Sorry, we just can’t escape it.
If you haven’t yet heard of Robert McClintock artwork, shame on you! That means you also probably haven’t been to a street festival, like Artscape or the Fells Point Fun Festival where he often sells his works…but we’ll let it slide. If you have heard of Robert McClintock, you’re also probably aware of his unique style of artwork and portrayal of iconic Baltimore scenes – covering everything from neighborhoods like Little Italy and Federal Hill to capturing hard-to-miss institutions like Johns Hopkins and Domino Sugar.
His current style was born from experience in Poloroid photography that graduated to digital photography upon its arrival into the photography world. According to his website, he has shot with Nikon cameras over the years – from the Coolpix 990, 995, the D100, D70, and currently the Nikon D200. In all honesty, I have no idea what those codes mean – but I know that I like the result of his work. Shooting over 40,000 digital pictures (I’m right there with him with my iPhone camera pictures…no big deal) McClintock has created over 500 “Photo-Digital Illustrations” – which means, “he paints and colors directly onto his photographs in Adobe Photoshop on a Macintosh using a Wacom Tablet.”
Robert is adamant that his work is not computer generated and NO stock Photoshop filters are used!
– From the RoBERT McCLINTOCK website (Ok, ok, we believe you!)
McClintock’s collections include Dogs That I Know, Cats Are Cool, Firefighters, as well as images from the cities of New York, Washington, DC, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Cape Cod, and Virigina’s Eastern Shore, plus much more. His latest released collection is L’Italia Vista, which includes scenes from Italian cities of Bologna, Ravenna, Venice, and Florence. In this latest collection, McClintock uses a technique of cross processed and layered photo “burns.”
You can see his works at his current shop in the heart of Fells Point, located on the waterfront on the corner of Thames and Ann. If you’re lucky, you’ll get to meet his friendly pup who often spends time in the back!
To celebrate the L’Italia Vista, or Italy Seen, collection, stop by La Scala Ristorante Italiano in Little Italy for a Happy Hour Reception:
Thursday, February 23, 2012
4:30 pm to 7:30 pm.
Enjoy a complimentary glass of Prosecco and $6 appetizers (and there is the inevitable food reference). A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital.