Portrait photographer likes the unrehearsed


By Gary Huffenberger - ghuffenberger@wnewsj.com



Kim Law of Wilmington prepares for her upcoming exhibit at Thorngren Studio Arts.

Kim Law of Wilmington prepares for her upcoming exhibit at Thorngren Studio Arts.


Gary Huffenberger | News Journal

WILMINGTON — Real life is what happens before-and-after posed photo shoot moments, and photographer Kim Law’s upcoming art gallery show features off-the-cuff images she’s captured over time.

The opening reception will be from 6 to 8 p.m. this Friday, July 19 at Thorngren Studio Arts, 20 North South Street in downtown Wilmington. Admission is free and there will be light refreshments.

The show is named “Life Unscripted”. Approximately 25 photos will be hanging on the wall, and some 15 to 20 prints (11” x 14”) in a holder can also be viewed.

Law’s business called mudpie photos is about 14 years old and she recently moved the studio to renovated space on the second floor of The Murphy Theatre, joining other artists who have spaces on the second story.

As the name of her business suggests, when she first started mudpie her subjects were children.

She said she likes lifestyle photography that points to how rich reality is between the coaxed smiles of a posed photo shoot.

Law likes it when a spontaneous photograph brings out human nature and relationships, even though the image may not be “perfect” in the posed sense — for example, a crying baby.

Though she minored in photography as a student at Miami University, composing photographs was a hobby until she started mudpie photos, which is also when she switched from a 35 mm to a digital camera.

Law’s show will be on exhibit for about a month, continuing a series of monthly gallery shows at Thorngren Studio Arts. The next show is scheduled to open Aug. 16, featuring current works by Clinton County artists Pearl Spurlock and Mary Beth Thorngren.

Reach Gary Huffenberger at 937-556-5768.

Kim Law of Wilmington prepares for her upcoming exhibit at Thorngren Studio Arts.
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By Gary Huffenberger

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