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Glimpses: Charlie Naebeck


November 16 – 22, 2012


In-person Event



Open to the public
Free of charge

Warren Robbins Gallery
November 16 — 22

Imagine that you wake up in the morning and open your eyes. The first thing that you may see is your ceiling, window, or alarm clock. You just witnessed an image that is embedded in your mind for the next 20 seconds. You quickly roll back over after hitting the snooze button on your alarm clock and drift back into a cozy slumber. Ten minutes later your alarm goes off again and you awake. The next thing that you see is your coffee pot as you sleepily rub your eyes. These images that we capture in our minds eye are affectionately called Glimpses” by photographer Charlie Naebeck. 

Through the Glimpses” project, Charlie studies the interaction of time and experience in daily interactions with 360+ images shot from the hip in Florence, Italy as one would awake on a day to day basis. The result is a journey narrated purely by sporadic imagery with what was encountered in the moment that it was experienced by a single 35mm camera. 

The exhibition will be held at Warren Robbins gallery, on the second floor of the University of Michigan Art and Architecture building, between 11/16 — 11/22. It will be open to the public during normal building hours. 

A note from Charlie about the show: I went to Firenze without a plan for the project that I was about to encounter. For one of the first times as a photographer, I threw my hands up in the air and fell down the rabbit hole to let the experience sweep me away to break the constraints of my technical mind. In this project, I lived for nothing but the moment, setting both past and future aside to focus on the immediate present. I wanted to simplify the photography work flow to its most basic state. I let myself be me, and the friendships and connections that I made through this project in the process have been life changing. This helped me to realize that glimpses are a part of my daily routine, and that there is always imagery all around us if we are willing to see it for what it is or what it means to us. A few individuals showcased in this project helped me to get back to my roots and remember why I photograph, and why I do what I do in my creative process. I am forever grateful for them and all whom I have interacted with on this project. This exhibit is an un-edited in the moment view of how I see the world through my camera lens.”


The Warren Robbins Gallery closed in July, 2014.