Lawrence Boblas will be exhibiting a collection of photographs at The Somers Library during the month of September.
Boblas became hooked on photography while experimenting with a Kodak 126 Instamatic camera when he was just 11 years old. He took color photos of trees silhouetted at sunset after an ice storm with the branches and twigs coated with ice. Capturing the drama of the colorful sunset and ice-covered trees struck a chord and compelled him to go further.
Soon he was using a 35mm camera, set up a darkroom in his parents’ boiler room and started printing in black and white. Working part time after high school, he had the opportunity to assist a professional photographer in Manhattan.
What the photographer likes most about photography is the way it communicates an idea, story, or an emotion in one still image, usually with no written explanation. The best part is that viewers can add their own interpretations.
He often starts out looking at something that catches the imagination, not always because it's a beautiful object or scene, but because it has a feeling of mystery and looks like there is a good story behind it. His work spans a range of multiple subjects, including abstract, landscape/nature/animals, and people.
Boblas’ works have been shown in exhibits and other venues. He displayed in New York City from 1986 to 1994, North Carolina from 1999-2005, Connecticut 2009-2012 and now the Somers Library.
He will have a reception on Sept. 7 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Library Program Room.