Shot in the Dark, a one night only photography exhibit

Local photographer Katie Settel is not afraid to take a shot in the dark. Her exhibition of photographs at the Armstrong Gallery in Bridgeport, A Shot in the Dark, reveals not only an extraordinary eye behind the camera lens, but the guts and perseverance required to gain access to venues most of us could only imagine.

The exhibit’s name represents not only images of low light concerts, but even more so, Katie’s huge belief in taking a shot in the dark, ie, going for it. It is the knocking on doors when God knows who will answer, the letter that took hours to compose, the dialing of mystery phone numbers that you think might lead somewhere. It is also the ever so persistent system of politely asking again, and again… (waiting a few weeks), and then again.

Mixed with the unbelievably amounts of “no’s”, (mostly kind) and even more so, the silence of no response. But when you get that yes, and then when you have that yes in your lens, it all makes sense, even enough to spur on the next.

Settel’s photos will be on display Thursday, Dec. 10, from 6-8 p.m., at the Armstrong Gallery, 305 Knowlton Street, Bridgeport.

For more information, visit katiesettel.com.

Steven Tyler at Madison Square Garden — Photo by Katie Settel.

Steven Tyler at Madison Square Garden — Photo by Katie Settel.

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