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Ira Serkes
"Shapes & Textures"

Showing August 3 - 25, 2023

Ira Serkes has brought his stunning photographs of distant places to Art & Lit once again. It is always a pleasure to see the lines of the world from his unique perspective.

About Ira:

The Kodak Brownie Box Camera was great for the 1964 New York World’s Fair, but it wasn’t till Ira started shooting Tri-X black and white film in a 35 mm rangefinder camera that he fell in love with photography.

Many years, photos, and cameras later, he’s returned to black and white digital photography.

This Art & Lit photo portfolio features architecture and was made possible using dodging, burning, and the use of red and yellow filters learned in analog film days.

Many of these pictures are actually composites of 7 different photos, taken at different exposures and merged using Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, a technique he learned from the amazing Berkeley photographer Harold Davis.

Ira’s Publications Include:

Black & White Magazine

Power Of One

Berkeley Neon

Nolo Press’ “How to Buy A House In California” now in it’s 18th Edition

Polymerization Patents for Chevron Research 1974-1984

Hybrid Computer Simulation of Distillation Column - M.S.Ch.E. 1974

Ira’s been featured in Berkeleyside, Nextdoor, Inman News, San Francisco Chronicle, NY Times, KCBS, KRON, and KTVU.

Ira and Carol fund their travels and adventures by helping nice people sell, downsize or buy wonderful homes in Berkeley and nearby communities. They refer relocating clients to other wonderful agents across the United States and Canada.

Visit their web sites to learn more!

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