“Scenes and Fragments,” an exhibit of silver print photographs by Belfast resident David Stickler, is on view for the month of May in the Kramer Gallery of Belfast Free Library, 106 High St. The gallery is located on the ground floor of the library and is open during library hours.

Stickler’s initial work was in color slides, typical family and travel records, but also nature and scenic images. He soon transitioned to classic gelatin silver black and white images, always with emphasis on the natural environment.

For the last 40 years, Stickler has employed traditional film and silver print media, primarily using 4×5 format. His central interest is outdoors, both nature and the structure and texture of human artifacts. In this collection, the natural environment is emphasized, ranging from grasses in rain to expansive scenes. Locales range from New England to California.

Stickler, whose education and professional background are in aerospace engineering and related fields, has participated in several workshops; exhibited in the Boston area and nationally; sold his work through two galleries; and continues as an active artist member of the Concord (Mass.) Art Association. More recently, he has been producing some new negatives and printing selected images from his collection.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.