Collective-BPC-Group-shotThree local photographers have joined forces to form the Beaufort Photography Collective. This group of seasoned professionals, comprised of Eric R Smith, Phil Heim, and David Shipper, will host a joint show, “Return to Realism – A Black & White Collection,” from November 5 – 22 at Beaufort Pics, located at 910 Port Republic Street in Downtown Beaufort.

The public is invited to an opening reception on Thursday November 5 from 5 – 8 pm. Refreshments will be served, and all art will be available for purchase. The vision of Eric R Smith, the Collective is a collaboration of like-minded photographers who wanted to get back to the roots of photography: Black & White. After the surge of High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography, which takes everything to a surrealistic level with exaggerated colors, the group decided to influence the next wave of “in” photography and explore Black & White realism. By stripping away the color, composition and tonality come to the forefront.


David Shipper

collective-Phil-HeimPhil Heim

collective-Eric-SmithEric R Smith