Camera Club exhibits photos at Bank of Cape Cod
There’s nothing quite like seeing the view from high above Cape Cod. The vistas have been a source of inspiration for Falmouth photographer Sherry Martin for quite some time.
Her photos, capturing such a unique perspective of the Cape, are part of a new exhibit of work on display at Bank of Cape Cod’s Falmouth branch at 445 Main Street.
Martin and several other photographers from the Upper Cape Camera Cub are currently showing their work at the bank’s branch as part of Bank of Cape Cod’s ongoing commitment to use the space for local artists. This is the third exhibit since October.
“When the branch opened in May after extensive renovations to the building we realized we had these wonderful walls where we could showcase the talents of our community,” said Mark Skala, director of marketing and community relations for Bank of Cape Cod. “This latest exhibit has pretty perspectives and unique views of the Cape, from Falmouth all the way to Provincetown. We are so pleased to be able to highlight the work of these talented people. Suzy Bergman at the Falmouth Artists Guild has been instrumental in helping to coordinate our exhibits.”
Bank of Cape Cod will be hosting a reception for the current exhibit on Thursday, Feb. 7, from 5-7 p.m. at the Falmouth branch. The public is invited.
In addition to Martin’s work, the exhibit includes photography from Barbara Hecker, Henry and Mary Lou Ricci, Kathy Pett Ryman and Milt Williamson. Martin provides the aerial photos and the others provide landscapes of Quissett Harbor, Gray’s Beach in Yarmouthport and other scenic locations.
Martin, who serves as president of the club, at one time was a photographer for the Boston Globe before she bought her own newspaper in the Boston suburb of Acton. She credits her love and interest in photography to her father, who provided her with her first camera, a Brownie Hawkeye. She particularly loves aerial photography.
“It is a lot of fun up there,” the grandmother said. “The light up there is so bright. I have a friend who takes me up in their small plane and have taken the photos over a six-year period.”
The camera club has about 50 members from mostly the Upper Cape and meets on a regular basis to exchange ideas, provide education and insights, and to have “a little
fun” with competitions, Martin said. She notes the membership has a range from beginners to professionals. To learn more about the club, check out the group’s
website at www.uccameraclub.com
Bank of Cape Cod is the only locally owned and managed commercial bank on Cape Cod. The bank, with branches in Hyannis, Osterville and Falmouth, provides a portfolio of options for consumer and business banking needs. Visit the bank’s website, www.bankofcapecod.com