Reviews of Ken Hoffman’s Exhibit, Landforms, at Epicenter Café, 2013
"These outdoor works clearly come from a single source. Much of the work draws you onto the paths laid out by Rocky Creek Bridge, Tunnel of Trees, and the Brooklyn Bridge and expose you to a manipulated photographic world where surprise and wonder hold the upper hand. Hoffman's knowledge of camera controls, film selection and filtration all conspire to lift the image off the paper. This collection competes as one of the strongest groupings I've seen to date."
Nicholas Pavloff, professional photographer,
"In reviewing Ken's exhibit, what stood out to me was the nice range of tones that Ken was able to capture and produce. The work is a testament to the wonderful imagery that can be created in the black & white analog darkroom. My congratulations to Ken."
Bob "Nish" Nishihira, professional photographer, chair of photography department at CCSF
"Congratulations on your show. I went to your site and looked at your work. I find the landscapes especially nice".
Paul M. Hertzmann, professional art dealer
"Your picture 'Floating City by the Bay' hangs near our bed and greets us every morning to brighten our day. It is both soothing and sentimental and is masterfully executed. We really appreciate your talent and so does our son who lives in Brooklyn and has your incredible picture of the Brooklyn Bridge!"
Rick and Sharon Boyer, art collectors
"What an amazing image. The landscape is stark with no hint of human presence and the black cloud makes me feel like I'm on a distance planet in outer space. Ken was able, with great patience, to capture the stark beauty of the vast terrain as a thunderstorm approached."
Marv and Ann Stone, art collectors
Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA
"Photography - the capturing of photons of light on a light sensitive substrate. Ken's photography does that with time-proven techniques, capturing the play of light, tones and textures with dramatic results. Thank you, Ken, for sharing your vision."
Alan Plisskin, professional photographer
“ You have captured the essence of the Badlands! What's more, the dark late-afternoon thunderstorm creates an aura that optimally accents the stark and rugged terrain. A fantastic picture! It is hanging proudly in a prominent place in my home in the Black Hills of South Dakota.”
Jose Alonso, art collector