Digital images on display at Vectra |

Digital images on display at Vectra

It isn’t often someone pays $30,000 for a camera. But the images that camera produces, says Charles Abbott, are well worth the money.

Abbott, who has been shooting film in the Roaring Fork Valley since the early 1970s, will show off some of his new digital photographic images during a show at Vectra Bank in Aspen.

An opening reception for the showing will be at the bank from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight. Proceeds from the event will benefit COMPASS in Woody Creek.

The show will cover a wide range of subject matter, and Abbott plans to circulate in new images between its opening tonight and its closing on Aug. 20.

The 3-foot by 4-foot images will all feature local subject matter. Abbott, whose first job in the area was as photographer for the Aspen Music Festival, calls himself a local “digital historian.”

There will be photos from the COMPASS educational program, the recent International Design Conference on digital design, the local production “The Quiet Years,” and a recent program entitled “A Celebration of Women’s Freedom and Spirituality.” There will also be older black-and-white shots from past music festivals that Abbot has reworked digitally in his studio at the Airport Business Center.

All of the photos were produced with a DCS560 Digital Camera, a $30,000, state-of-the-art camera that produces images that boast 6 million pixels.

Vectra Bank is located at 534 E. Hyman Ave.

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