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Moonset (c) Margo Taussing Pinkerton Untitled (c) Arnold Zann
photos © Margo Taussig Pinkerton & Arnold Zann

The Yin and Yang of the Outer Banks
by Arnold Zann & Margo Taussig Pinkerton

January 18 – March 2, 2013

Husband and wife Arnold Zann and Margo Taussig Pinkerton have traveled the world in a lifetime as professional and fine-art photographers.  Their work has been extensively exhibited and is in museums and private collections world-wide.  Photography is their life and their passion.

Margo and Arnie have been photographing on the Outer Banks of North Carolina for years.  They never tire of this area because of the ever-changing light and color it offers.  Here also is where they teach two of their Barefoot Contessa Photo Adventures workshops.

Often referred to as OBX, this area is a combination of beautiful, pristine seascape, much within Cape Hatteras National Seashore, and of businesses opened to make money off the tourism this area brings in.  Some of these businesses succeed, but some lie broken.

The Yin and Yang of the Outer Banks is Arnie and Margo’s view of the two facets of a popular destination such as these barrier islands.

Margo has always loved the outdoors and uses beautiful light and subtle colors to interpret her view of the natural beauty of the area.  It might be at the ends of the day or during a wild, coastal storm.

In Arnie’s photos, he celebrates the bold, sometimes garish colors that people use to lure in customers.  Purposely, he often shoots in harsh or flat light to emphasize the bizarre, off-beat nature of some of these attractions.

Editions are limited to 15 per size, and all work is signed both on the mat and on the print border underneath.  All are printed, matted, and framed with archival, acid-free materials. 


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