July First Friday with James O. Phelps

Posted by Linda Atiyeh - June 27, 2016

Gallery 30 will host host panoramic photographer James O. Phelps during the First Friday reception on July 1st.

Phelps, who specializes in capturing and artfully rendering 360° panoramic photographs, will be on hand to discuss his process and demonstrate his equipment. A variety his Gettysburg-themed 1/7 ratio (height to width) panoramic photographs will also be on display and for sale, including "Reynolds on McPherson Ridge" a commemoration of the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg. Gallery 30 has exclusively representing Phelp's work for over a decade.

As a practice, panoramic photography holds an important distinction in the history of photography. Its origins date back to the 1840's with the Daguerreotype process, where 150° panoramic images were first captured on a silvered copper plate. George N. Barnard, a photographer for the Union Army, captured panoramic images using the wet-plate collodion process during the Civil War.

What makes the panoramic image so unique and appreciated in the field of photography is that it's like a virtual tour; carrying your eye and interest on a visually journey through a scene. Jim's images of Gettysburg, with their sepia-toned richness, draw crowds of visitors year round at Gallery 30. They give you a unique perspective of Gettysburg, unlike anything you would see in a painting or other medium.

Come meet James O. Phelps, explore local art, and enjoy a wine and cheese reception at Gallery 30 from 5:30-8:00 PM on Friday, July 1, 2016. Gallery 30 is located at 26 York Street in Gettysburg. For more information visit www.gallery30.com or call 717-334-0335.

Shop the collection of James O. Phelps work at Gallery 30


Linda Atyeh: About the Author

The owner of Gallery 30 since 2007, Linda Atiyeh personally curates Gallery 30’s collection of American fine art and artisan crafts. Linda's inspired vision has empowered Gallery 30 to flourish, while remaining true to the beliefs central to its incredible longevity and success. Over the years, Linda has redefined Gallery 30's artisan craft collection to place a greater emphasis on Pennsylvania and Gettysburg related products, and she has personally selected Gallery 30's exquisite handcrafted jewelry collection - drawn from around the world. Under Linda Atiyeh's direction, Gallery 30 expanded from its original 3,000 square feet location to its new home, a 9,100-square-foot lovingly restored historic property at 26 York Street.

A native Pennsylvanian, Linda Atiyeh takes great pride in her community and is committed to giving back to the region. Linda is on the board of directors of the Adams County Arts Council and the Historic Gettysburg Adams County Preservation Society. She is also a member of Main Street Gettysburg, Gettysburg Area Retail Merchants Association, the Gettysburg Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen.