‘Light of the Senses’, a photography exhibition by Ralph Torgardh, will be unveiled on February 24, at 4pm, at the Manuela Vale Gallery of Lagoa’s Mestre Fernando Rodrigues Art School where it will remain on display until April 21.
“Light is very important when photographing, if not the most important (aspect),” says the Swedish photographer, who retired eight years ago and has been living in Portugal with his wife Agneta for six years.
“When you catch the right light, it gives you a feeling, touches your senses. In this exhibition, I’ve chosen to show you the theme in black and white, with the special light. The pictures are relatively dark, perhaps you are not sure what you see, but with the light in the picture, it might open your senses. You decide what you see. It is the ‘light of the senses’,” Torgardh adds.
The exhibition features everything from photos of Lisbon, London, and birdlife, as well as the photographer’s first foray into macro photography.
Ralph Torgardh will also be presenting landscape photography – which he describes as being among his biggest interests – from the Isle of Skye in Scotland.
“I’m very grateful to Escola de Artes for letting me have this exhibition,” says Torgardh, adding that this will be his third exhibition at the school.
“I hope my photos will attract you, giving you a feeling of what I felt photographing them,” he adds.
The exhibition will be open between 9.30am and 12.30pm and 2.30pm and 5pm, from Monday to Friday. Admission is free.