The photography of Larry and Judy Moulder of West Grove is on display in the Carlson Cultural Room at the Quarryville Library in an exhibit titled, "Classic Scenes Captured in Traditional Photography."

The Moulders own Avonford Galerie, a portrait and wedding studio in West Grove.

Before home schooling their two children, Mrs. Moulder worked as an art director/graphic designer for the Sun Co. in Radnor and Philadelphia, and then as a graphic design consultant for local businesses.

Largely self-taught in drawing and watercolor painting, she earned an illustration degree from the University of the Arts and studied independently at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.

Self-taught in photography, Larry earned a bachelor's degree in fine arts from West Chester University. He owned and operated a photo lab in West Chester for nine years and was a photography instructor and lab manager at Delaware County Community College in Media.

The Moulders' exhibit at the Quarryville Library features black and white and color photographs of abandoned houses, winter farm scenes and barns in Chester County, Odessa, Del. and New Hampshire.

"I've always been fascinated by old things -- the things that aren't there anymore and also by classic lines, shapes and textures," Mr. Moulder said.

The Moulders chose photographs for the exhibit that were on display at Avonford Galerie.

Mr. Moulder, who said he prefers black and white photographs over color, develops his own prints, cuts the mats and then frames them. He uses film to take his pictures instead of a digital camera.

"I'm interested in elements of design, balance and symmetry. I look for a special quality that I like to capture for a permanent sense of self," Mrs. Moulder said.

Although Larry has had his work in galleries before, this is the first time he and his wife are doing a joint show.

There are photographs in the show of Applebrook Farm, Strawbridge Farm and a scene in Chatham.

All photographs are limited editions and matted with archival museum board.

Framed photographs cost $200, unframed $130, and shrink-wrapped, museum-matted miniature prints are $20.

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