2011 LENSCRATCH Luck Exhibition
The world doesn’t feel very lucky these days, but I am hoping that the luck of the Irish will spread around the globe and create some much needed miracles.
What is luck? Webster’s states it’s the force that seems to operate for good or ill in a person’s life, as in shaping circumstances, events, or opportunities, or it’s good fortune– advantage or success, considered as the result of chance.
We all live in a state of chance–turn right and you get hit by a bus, turn left you get a prime parking spot, but these days, the idea of a lucky penny or a four leaf clover looks pretty good.
The photographers below have interpreted the idea of LUCK in a variety of ways–lucky to get the shot, luck is within the shot, and objects that represent luck.
Thank you for taking a look, and I hope you are wearing green. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
The LUCK exhibition
Susan A. Barnett, St. Patricks Day from the series “not In Your Face”, New York, NY
Doug DuBois, Jordon up the lampost, Cobh, Ireland 2010
Michael Werner, The lucky shot – Madonna in Paris, Paris, France
Yoichi Nagata, Here comes the sun, even if you never look upon the sky, Japan
Claudia Danielso, Lucky Duck, Saint Paul, Minnesota
Monica L. Shulman, Lucky, New York, NY
Josephine Close, The S.S. Fortune, unknown
Colleen Plumb, Pig Race, 2004, Hampshire, Illinois
Mark Tanner, Lucky Penny, Los Angeles, CA
Dana Curran, exhale #4, Plymouth, MA
Mary Ann Lynch, Casino cashier with lucky Marilyn Monroe Coin, Old Las Vegas Strip, 1997, Las Vegas, NV
Bruce Barone, Unconditional Love, Northampton, MA
Jessica Tampas, Lobsangluck, Chicago, IL
Frank Biringer, Hurra!, Stord, Norway
Enrique Ahumada, Lucky U, Los Angeles, CA
Jane Fulton Alt, Horseshoe, Lower Ninth Ward, New Orleans 2005
William C. Hutton Jr., Casino Parking Garage, 06/30/10, Maryland Heights, Missouri
Max Juhasz, War Veteran, 2009, Vukovar, Croatia
Rachel Wolfe, Sunday Games, Chinatown, Los Angeles, CA
Bea Fresno, In Between Lucky Green, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Robbie Kaye, Rescued Baby Birds, Santa Monica, CA
Connie Conway, Standing Stone – Proleek Dolman, County Louth, Ireland
Carolyn Hampton, Luck Be a Lady, Sherman Oaks, CA
Laurie McCormick, Royal Flush, Brentwood, CA
Dick Simon, Fortune Teller, Chichicastenago, Guatemala
Deon Reynolds, Double Lucky, Portland, OR
Laura Noel, Fountain, Philadelphia, 2007
Claire Mallett, Winner!, Las Vegas, NV
Jennifer Shaw, Floating Clovers, New Orleans, LA
Allison Donnelly, Kite, Durham, NC
Ashley West Leonard, I Make My Own Luck, Los Angeles, CA
Anne Berry, Unicorn and Faery House (from the Beast Fables series), Inisheer, Ireland, 2010
James Friedman © 2011 Serendipity: accidentally melted photographic film emulsion, San Francisco, California
Joanna Black, Thought controlled luck!, Edinburgh penny arcade
Peter Spurgeon, Lucky Buddha, Miyajima, Japan
Neil Phillips, Night Shift, Los Angeles, CA
Antoine Blanchet, Rouge vif, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Randy Magnus, Not as Lucky as You Think, Nana Plaza, Bangkok, Thailand
Sheri Lynn Behr, Lucky Cat,
Jane Gottlieb, Cat’s Cradle, Chile
Aline Smithson, Cards, Los Angeles, CA
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