Each time I pick up my camera, I embark on a journey.
I try to capture the essence of a moment: the symphony of line, subtle color
and reflections of light present in the daily beauty that surrounds us.
Unpredictable and spontaneous happy accidents occur at the intersection of
the literal and the figurative.
The literal and
figurative merged for me when I visited an old nursery. A grove of aged
white birch trees stood in the haze of the 90 degree summer afternoon. To
the left was a meadow with a back-lit stand of pine trees….the view was
sultry afternoon influenced a series of impressionistic photographs.
Bottura said that, “You have to be ready to see things that others don’t
even imagine. Make the Visible the Invisible.”
Photography allows me the opportunity to
explore other aspects of the subject matter before me. Composing and
focusing on an image while looking through the lens of the camera, hearing
the click of the shutter, and later discovering the magic that the image
holds, all adds to the fascination of taking pictures.
use of software packages such as Photoshop, Lightroom, Nik and Topaz has
given me the opportunity to stretch my creativity even further.
photography has been an extension of my graphic arts background,
printmaking, and other artistic endeavors. My work has been featured at the
Image City Photography Gallery, the Lower Link Gallery, the Baptist Temple,
Barnes & Noble, the Williams Gallery, the Bausch & Lomb Gallery, Gallery 96,
the PhotoPlace Gallery in Middlebury, Vermont, the Starry Nights Café, and
also hangs on the walls of
collectors and other supporters.
In addition, I have recently become a
partner at the Image City Photography Gallery on University Avenue.
Capturing the emotional
moment and beauty of a scene is my voice and my joy. Richard Murai says it
well, when he stated in Black & White
magazine, April 2017, that “Art-making is basically an extension of
one’s soul and spirit; of what one perceives and holds dear.”
to view a catalog of a selection of Luann's photographs.