WesBanco hosting photography exhibit at downtown Parkersburg branch
PARKERSBURG — The Steve Davis Photography and Digital Photo Art exhibit is on display through the month of March at WesBanco Bank.
It can be viewed in the lobby at 415 Market St. during regular March business hours of Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Davis is a local photographer who does not consider himself a professional photographer or artist, but that his photos are simply his form of expression. He became interested in photography as a teenager when the only camera he had access to was a Kodak Instamatic. His camera did not have zoom or telephoto lenses so in order to get the picture he wanted, he would hold the camera against a lens on a pair of binoculars to get the effect
Davis progressed to using 35mm film cameras and moved on to digital photography as the technology progressed.
“With the introduction of digital, I developed a keen interest in digital photo art as digital greatly expands the creative process beyond traditional photography,” said Davis.
It has only been in recent years that he began showing his photos and the WesBanco exhibit is his first solo exhibit. He is a member of the Parkersburg Area Photography Club at the Parkersburg Art Center and the Marietta Photographic Society.
He has participated in exhibits at the art center in 2016 and 2017. Davis received the Black and White Print of the Year from the Parkersburg Area Photography Club in 2015; received the Enhanced Photo of the Year from Marietta Photographic Society in 2016/2017; First Place Photo/Digital Art at the Parkersburg Regional Exhibit at the Parkersburg Art Center in 2017; and the Most Creative Photo of the Year from the Marietta Photographic Society in 2016/2017.
Davis was born in Logan, W.Va., and grew up in Charleston, but now lives in Parkersburg and is retired from Evonik-Degussa Corporation (now Orion Engineered Carbons).