UPPER TOWNSHIP - Photographer Scott Griswold Jr. is hosting a 40-year retrospective of his work at his Marmora studio at 215 South Shore Road (Route 9).
An opening reception is 6-9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 21 and 22. Griswold will answer questions and discuss upcoming photography classes.
Griswold began his career in Ocean City by making enlargements for Northfield photographer Mike Blizzard before opening his own studio.
He did portraits, taught classes at the Ocean City Arts Center, and worked for HD Wood Advertising, an agency that represented fishing tackle manufacturers. He also developed a fascination with black and white photography and its hand-made aspect when compared to machine produced color.
A career breakthrough came in 1980 when his images were shown with works by Ansel Adams and Edward Weston in an exhibit sponsored by Larry Delany of Accent Gallery. More than 3,000 people attended the month-long show.
He later signed with Kodak. The company selected Griswold to host its “Images of the Masters” video series. He appeared at Kodak’s trade shows and his pictures were used in many of Eastman’s worldwide marketing and advertising programs.
This retrospective, 1976-2016, contains many pieces that have never been put on public display. The show and sale is open to the public and will remain up for a few weeks. It contains some nude images, described as tastefully rendered, so it may not be suitable for children, according to organizers.