The Art Gallery at Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church will present an exhibition of the photography of David Kocher September 17 through November 30.
“I began my adventures in nature photography when I realized at age 44 that I needed a hobby,” says Kocher. “Since I already had some appreciation for the wonders of nature, taking up nature photography had the most appeal. So, I bought my first camera (a Canon T70) and a couple of lenses, and off I went. I especially wanted to photograph wildflowers. In addition to making lots of photos, I joined camera clubs and entered their competitions, read books, attended workshops, pored over Sierra Club calendars, and subscribed to magazines and photo traveler newsletters. Over time, I learned to recognize the flaws in most of my photos and what to do better. The result of all this is an indelible storehouse of memorable experiences. There is a line in Shakespeare’s play Antony and Cleopatra that resonates with me: ‘In Nature’s infinite book of secrecy, a little I can read.’ Learning to read a little has been a most enjoyable and rewarding experience. And, I still love photographing wildflowers the most.”
The gallery and church are located at 809 Oak Ridge Turnpike, and is open to the public 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Sundays.