Photographer Valyn Calhoun Holding Retrospective for Boynton Beach Art Walk

Valyn Calhoun's camera is his therapist, he says. And one need only look at his photographs to see what he means.

An often jarring assortment of random limbs soaked in bright, harsh colors, his photos can feel discomforting at times, like a bondage, big-top circus. Combating the chaos, ostensibly at least, is his incorporation of a mirroring technique, which creates a symmetry in his work: a sort of kaleidoscape.

But trying to rationalize his pieces defeats the purpose. The discordance is his point.

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