Butler Museum

Butler Museum

Cleveland fine art landscape photographer, C. Geoffrey Baker at the Butler Institute of American Art, “Northeast Ohio Still” Solo Exhibit, February thru April, 2011

As excerpted from the essay, “Seizing the Day” by Charles Michener (past Senior Editor Arts and CultureThe New Yorker and Newsweek Magazines)

” C. Geoffrey Baker’s landscapes of northeastern Ohio and northwestern Michigan expand our understanding of what Henri Cartier-Bresson called his quest for ‘the decisive moment’.  Baker is also involved in a quest for the decisive moment, but in a profoundly different setting.  Here, the subject – a durable old barn, a skeletoal tree, a murky marsh – is fixed and unmoving, deeply gournded amid the unknowable changes of weather and the seasons. … if Cartier-Bresson’s great subject was form, Baker’s is light – most often first light.”  Click here for full essay