This two-person show features the work of two Cincinnati-based photographers: Linda Gillings and Tina Gutierrez. Capturing people in their natural surroundings, be it through candid photography or a more interactive technique, is how Linda Gillings approaches street photography. Behind each expression, mannerism, or look is a story—a story she tries to capture about who the subject is and what they communicate in that moment.
Tina Gutierrez’s practice is grounded in her study of art, dance, fashion, and especially music. Her passion for music began at a very early age and influences the way she composes the human figure. Her affinity for the renaissance and baroque periods in particular extends beyond music into the visual world, specifically sculpture. Depicting classical balance and beauty in the human form is a hallmark of Gutierrez’s work. Her abstract and underwater series featuring dancers from the Cincinnati Ballet illustrates this delicate balance, as the figures appear to defy gravity behind the lens.