First Thursday Open House and Photo Exhibit

Louise Kornreich photo

Washington Bikes is turning our office into a photo gallery for the Pioneer Square First Thursday art walk on August 5. We’re hosting an open house from 6 – 8 pm and featuring the photographic works of Bike Alliance members Louise Kornreich, Carla Gramlich and Susan Hiles.

Louise Kornreich, Seattle, has pursued photography almost as long as she has pursued cycling.  She finds that the two activities fit well together.  With a camera, she can supplement her memory of a place or an event, making it more meaningful or beautiful.

“I like to travel, by bicycle or hiking boots, to destinations near and far, often writing about them on my blog,” stated Louise, who is the President of COGS – Cyclists of Greater Seattle .

Carla Gramlich photo

Tacoma resident Carla Gramlich developed a passion for photography when she was in grade school, but recalled her father being unhappy that she was “wasting” film.  She did a photography internship when she was in high school, then worked for awhile at a photo lab in Portland.

Carla enjoys nature and urban photography.  She plans to retire next year and is looking forward to some travel time on her bicycle.  She has outfitted  her touring bike with an Ortlieb case so can carry her photo gear with her.  Carla is a member of the Tacoma Wheelmen’s Bicycle Club and sits on their board.

Susan Hiles photo

Susan Hiles of Bellevue became interested in photography in the early 90’s when an attorney she worked for gave her a camera.  She has since moved on to digital photography and is active with several local camera clubs.  She enjoys macro photography, and has spent a lot of time photographing flowers and butterflies.

Susan is a member of the Cascade Bicycle Club and she has coordinated the Bike Expo Photo Contest for 5 years.  She has also served as the volunteer photographer at the Bicycle Alliance’s Annual Auction.

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One Comment

  1. Posted July 28, 2010 at 7:56 pm | Permalink

    This is really cool. It is interesting to see people who are interested in biking and photography. I can't wait to see the exhibit.