Introduction to  Allan Seppä
                                              

    I started being serious about photography in the late 1960's, when I bought my first 35mm SLR film camera and signed up for the comprehensive correspondence course offered by the former Famous Photographers School of Westport, Connecticut.  I completed the course and enjoyed practicing my newly-learned skills for the next few years.

    Soon after moving to the Berkshires in Massachusetts, I joined the venerable Berkshire Museum Camera Club. During the many years that I was a member of the Club, I won many awards for my color slides in competitions within the Club and ones sponsored by the New England Camera Club Council (NECCC). I attended many of the annual NECCC conferences, gaining addition knowledge and inspiration from their numerous and varied lecture programs.


    Since year 2000, while continuing to photograph, I have been framing much of my best work for exhibition. Some of my framed pictures are prints made from color slides or negatives. All such "conventional" photographic prints have been made by high-quality commercial photo labs. My collection also includes many digital prints that I have made myself , using Adobe Photoshop to enhance the images or to introduce artistic modifications. More recent work consists of digital prints made from digital camera images.  Of those, I printed smaller sizes myself
and had large prints made by a high-quality commercial photo lab.  Now, with my new photo printer, I print up to A3 size ( 11.7 x 16.5 inches ) myself.  Larger ones, and my new canvas, gallery-wrap prints, are made by commercial photo labs.

    I have exhibited my framed photographs in several group shows and have had major exhibits of my work in galleries in the Berkshires. The pictures displayed on this website are selections from my collection.

    The ä in my last name is a Finnish thing. Seppä is a Finnish name. The emphasis is on the first syllable and that last character is pronounced like the "a" in "hat".

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  • May 10, 2003  :  Finnish American Heritage Society Art Show, Canterbury, CT
  • July 31 - August 12, 2003  :  Becket Arts Center of the Hilltowns, Becket, MA
  • All of March 2004  :  Alma Rose Center for the Arts, Dalton, MA
  • June 11 - 12 and July 30 - 31, 2005  :  ArtShow Fine Art Street Galleries, Pittsfield, MA
  • All of July 2006  :  Welles Gallery at the Lenox Library, Lenox, MA
  • July 21 - 22, 2007  :  Pittsfield Art Show, Pittsfield, MA
  • August 2 - 14, 2007  :  Becket Arts Center of the Hilltowns, Becket, MA
  • September 29, 2007  :  Finnish American Heritage Society Market, Canterbury, CT
  • October 12 - 13, 2007  :  FinnFunn Weekend, Airport Marriott Hotel, Windsor, CT
  • September 27, 2008  :  Finnish American Heritage Society Market, Canterbury, CT
  • November 14 - 15, 2008  :  FinnFunn Weekend, Williams Inn, Williamstown, MA
  • April 2009 : Gallery at Epoch Assisted Living at Melbourne ("Melbourne Place"), Pittsfield, MA
  • July 18 & 19, 2009 : Pittsfield Art Show, Pittsfield, MA
  • June 2010 : Chapters Bookstore, Pittsfield, MA
  • June 25 - July 18, 2010 : "PAS Invitational" group show, Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, Pittsfield, MA
  • July 17 - 18, 2010 : Pittsfield Art Show, Pittsfield, MA
  • March 9 - April 9, 2011 : "Forty Shades of Green" group show, Lichenstein Center for the Arts, Pittsfield, MA
  • June 10 - July 17, 2011 : 2011 Pittsfield Art Show Invitational group show, Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, Pittsfield, MA
  • October 21- 22, 2011 : FinnFunn Weekend, Williams Inn, Williamstown, MA
  • October 2012 : "Artswalk" artists' exhibition, including First Fridays Artswalk (Oct. 5), at Steven Valenti's Clothing for Men, Pittsfield, MA
  • October 7, 2012 : " F.A.C.E.S." arts and craft show, Finnish American Heritage Society, Canterbury, CT
  • May  2013 : "Artswalk" artists' exhibition, including First Fridays Artswalk (May 3), at Maria's European Delights, Pittsfield, MA
  • September 21, 2013 : "Art in the Alley" event of The Good Purpose Gallery, Lee, MA
  • October 12, 2013 : "F.A.C.E.S." arts and crafts show,  Finnish American Heritage Society, Canterbury, CT
  • September 2014 :  "Artswalk" artists' exhibition, including First Fridays Artswalk (September 5), at Deidre's Special Day bridal shop, Pittsfield, MA
  • October 11, 2014 :  " F.A.C.E.S." arts and craft show, Finnish American Heritage Society, Canterbury, CT
  • November 2014 : "PopUp Art Show" at Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, Pittsfield, MA
  • December 2014 :  "Artswalk" artists' exhibition, including First Fridays Artswalk (December 5), at Brenda & Co., Pittsfield, MA

    I have also exhibited in group shows at the Becket Arts Center, the Alma Rose Center, the Berkshire Artisans Gallery (Pittsfield, MA), the Gallery at the National Patient Safety Foundation headquarters (North Adams, MA), and at Canyon Ranch of the Berkshires (Lenox, MA).



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Email : allan_seppa_photographer@yahoo.com




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