Spherical artist David Fraser, also known as “Scene by Oz,” will be debuting his works, called, “Visions of Pearland,” plus other international works, on February 7, 2017 at Pearland Alliance for Arts & Culture (PAA&C).
This Opening Reception will take place from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. on February 7 at PAA&C offices, located at 2341 N. Galveston Avenue, Suite 200, Pearland, Texas 77581.
Fraser’s works will be on display every evening from February 7 until February 10 from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. and from 12:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Saturday February 11 at the PAA&C offices.
Fraser’s works will remain on display during regular PAA&C office hours until March 1, 2017.
David R. Fraser (“Oz”) describes himself as, “a bit of old English.” He was born and raised in England, attending Exeter and Oxford Universities. As a teenager, he developed a love of travel and in interest in photography. He had careers as a church pastor and as an international business consultant. Through these busy years, his interest in photography waned, but the travel continued.
Eventually, he moved from his native England to the USA, setting up home in Pearland, Texas. In 2014, retired and newly married, he attended an art exhibition in Houston where he was fascinated by the “Little Planets” photography of Syd Moen (www.sydmoen.com), and began to explore its possibilities for himself.
All of the images in Scene by Oz are made using what David likes to call “spherical photography.” For each of his projects, or “panos” as he calls them (from panorama), the camera is set on a tripod and angled in different directions, taking (usually) 25 shots of everything around and above and below, covering the entire 360 by 180 degree sphere of its environment. These images are then stitched together using panoramic processing software, from which a variety of image forms can be taken.