Men Only Exhibit – Open House Sunday, October 16, 1-4pm

This exhibit is currently on display at Keeble & Shuchat Photography, 290 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94306.  The exhibit will be open until October 28.

This exhibit will be the last exhibit at Keeble & Shuchat Photography.  This is an honor the workshop appreciates and we wish to thank Terry Shuchat for allowing us to be the official send-off to our home for the past 7+ years as well as the place where many of us spent numerous hours, learned about photography and camera equipment and made many photography-related purchases.


As an artist, you tend to view the world through a lens that reflects your inner self, regardless of the media you choose. Maybe you paint, and you like colors. Maybe you draw and like the monochromatic expression of pencil or charcoal. Sculpt? Write? Oh, your mode of creativity is photography? Whatever your media, your creative vision will mirror your inner self. It is inescapable. We cannot create what is not in our heart.

My figures underwent the same simplification as my colors. Simplified as they are, they are more human and more alive than they would be if represented in all their detail. Represented in detail, they would lose their imaginary quality, which enhances everything.

Joan Miro, Philosophers have written tomes on the source of creativity or the meaning of art. Where does it come from? Why does it matter? How is it defined?

But we artists/photographers don’t care. We are simply compelled to create. It is a drive, a need. It is food for the soul.

We artists live to create, and we create so we can live. And we live not just to exist, but to be alive.

Having our first series on Women Only just recently begs the question: do men and women see the world differently? We will let you be the judge.

Please enjoy these images that were created by the male members of the RDPWS. Embrace and be embraced. Be alive.

Richard Dischler

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