Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Artists In My Book / *Tim Gerken* Interview

Photographs by Tim Gerken capture light and motion at in-between moments.

He marches each year with Superfine at the annual Coney Island Mermaid Parade. Mermaids are his favorite photographic subjects. Here are Tim’s Mermaid Parade photos.

His character in my book displays Tim's loyal support of our arts community.

Currently, Tim teaches writing at Morrisville State College, where he is also the director of the art gallery. He has been taking pictures regularly since he got his first Olympus OM-10 in 1981.

Q: If you had a mermaid name what would it be?

TG: Kowalski

Q: What does Coney Island mean to you?

Color and Colorful

Q: Why do you enjoy photographing the Mermaid Parade?

TG: See above

Q: What are your current creative endeavors?

TG: I have been filling my flicker account with photos, editing photos, and revising a poetry manuscript I started last summer.

Thanks, Tim!

Photo Credits: Top: Tim Gerken Bottom: Herb Hernandez
Art detail from MERMAIDS ON PARADE Copyright Melanie Hope Greenberg

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