“Dreams and Dreamers,” a photography exhibition of fine art natural nudes, will open with an art walk reception Friday, Aug. 12 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Galerie Dufour, 94 Main St.

Three years ago, photographic artist and gallery owner Charles Laurier Dufour developed a technique whereby the human form in some of his images appear to be hovering — a technique is not executed via “cut and paste” in digital imaging computer programs as many would believe. Capitalizing on the idea, Dufour exhibited a number of these images in 2009 in a series he called, “Hovering Dreamers.” It was a popular series and Dufour has continued shooting these forms and has added other types of images culminating in the upcoming exhibition. The compositions is “Dreams and Dreamers” are pure fantasy.

Dufour said he always enjoys shooting, but whenever he is shooting for this type of exhibition he has even more fun. It is not so much fun for the models, however, as the photo shoots can be rather physically demanding.

“The end product makes it worthwhile for everyone,” Dufour said.

Dufour uses both film and digital cameras. For this dream series, he is a bit more liberal on the use of photo manipulation techniques such as extreme color enhancement or simulated solarization, which he usually avoids in his natural fine art figure work. Both color as well as black and white photographs make up this show.

For more information, call 338-6448 or send email to charlie@du4photo.com. Ample examples of Dufour’s artwork can be found at du4photo.com or on the Galerie Dufour Facebook page.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by email to dernest@villagesoup.com.