Images Cinema is moving with the times. Our local cinema now sports a digital system, and the old film projector stands by for the occasional movie only available on film. But the Christmas season is a nostalgic time, and we’re more inclined than usual to reflect on what has passed or is passing away. Soon film projections will be bittersweet museological events, along with the occasional sighting of a mouldering drive-in, if we wander too far away from the Interstate, or the discovery of one of the rare old movie palaces that haven’t been destroyed or renovated out of all recognition. Photographer Michael Miller has recorded his encounters with these remains over the years and takes this opportunity to show a selection of them, some of which can be seen here.
Michael Miller, Publisher/Editor of The Berkshire Review and New York Arts has been making large-format black and white (and later color digital) fine art prints of landscapes, the urban environment, architecture, objets trouvés, performances, and their audiences since the early 1990’s. He also photographs works of art for artists, collectors, institutions, and dealers. He has exhibited work at the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Vermont Center for Photography, Friends of the Sun, and the Latchis Theatre in Brattleboro. He writes frequently about photography in The Berkshire Review, New York Arts, and other publications and has contributed an introductory essay for Leonard Freed: The Italians, published by The Quantuck Lane Press (W. W. Norton) in 2011.