Some images ruminate and gestate for years before being photographed. Others inspire a more spontaneous response. Concrete residue. Urban graffiti. Monterey Bay Aquarium. Fertility gods at a Japanese temple. San Bruno BART station. Washington Mall. Point Lobos. Pistol River Beach. Cracks and rust. Sidewalks and walkways. Alleyways and parking lots. Most were taken from within walking distance from home or work or hotel or train.
Unafraid of his subject matter, Dischler observes life at close range, at different times of day or night, combining a mesmerizing mixture of texture, lines, light, and movement to capture a series a images that reflect a point of view that moves from contemplative to humorous, dreary to lighthearted.
Demonstrating that one need not carry the big-guns expensive camera and heavy lens, Dischler used one camera, one lens. Small and compact, easy to carry and conceal, this camera welcomes daily use.
Dischler currently conducts the Richard Dischler Photo Workshops, now going into its eight year.
These images will be on exhibit at the Peking Duck at 151 S. California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA, from January 13, 2016 to April 12, 2016.