"The camera is my tool for contemplation," she says. "I am interested in the way color, light, and form coalesce to make an image."
Engelberg's latest series of images – dubbed "Reflections" – capture the spirit of this contemplative process. They're on display throughout the month of August at the Mill Valley Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center (85 Throckmorton Avenue, Tuesday–Saturday, 10am–4pm), including at the Mill Valley Arts Commission's First Tuesday Artwalk on August 4, 6–8pm.
"I am equally inspired by the mysterious, shifting moods of the ocean as seen in images like “Sky Blue Black,” as by the irony found in “Blue Skies”, where the real blue sky is more brilliant than the one in the advertisement," says Engelberg says, whose work has been shown across the U.S. and has garnered awards from the likes of the New York Center for Photographic Art, the Professional Women Photographers Organization and the Grand Prix de la Couverte.
The First Tuesday Artwalk, Mill Valley's monthly celebration of local art features a host of venues, including the O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, Seager Gray Gallery, the Mill Valley Public Library, Zener Schon Contemporary Art, Julie Tuton Boutique, the Depot Bookstore & Café, City Hall, Famous4, the Mill Valley Community Center and the Throckmorton Theatre. Receptions at each venue are Tuesday from 6–8pm. First Tuesday Artwalk Guide with venues and a map.
The 411: Suzanne Engelberg's "Reflections" photo series is on display throughout the month of August at the Mill Valley Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center (85 Throckmorton Avenue, Tuesday–Saturday, 10am–4pm), including at the First Tuesday Artwalk on August 4, 6–8pm.