Innovator, Wynn Bullock

Wood, 1972 Wynn Bullock© Bullock Family Photography, LLC

Wood, 1972 Wynn Bullock© Bullock Family Photography, LLC

Tree Trunk, 1971 Wynn Bullock© Bullock Family Photography, LLC

Tree Trunk, 1971 Wynn Bullock© Bullock Family Photography, LLC

Point Lobos Tide Pool 1957,Wynn Bullock © 2013 Bullock Family Photography LLC

Point Lobos Tide Pool 1957,Wynn Bullock © 2013 Bullock Family Photography LLC

Under Monterey Wharf   Wynn Bullock© Bullock Family Photography, LLC

Under Monterey Wharf Wynn Bullock© Bullock Family Photography, LLC

 

“Searching is everything – going beyond what you know. And the test of the search is really in the things themselves, the things you seek to understand. What is important is not what you think about them, but how they enlarge you.” Wynn Bullock

To Learn more about the work of Wynn Bullock please visit his site. Wynn Bullock Photography

 

Behind the Glass, with Photographer Anne Berry

Guenon © Ann Berry

© Anne  Berry

Rfotofolio is pleased to share the work and words of Anne Berry.  Her images help teach us empathy for other beings. 

Would you please tell us a little about yourself?

I have lived in Georgia all of my life, except for four years of college in Virginia.  Georgia still has some beautiful land that’s unspoiled by development.  I was raised on these beaches and mountains. My appreciation and love for disappearing natural areas, combined with the influence of Southern culture and literature, with its sense of loss, contributes to the nostalgic quality in my work.  How did you get started in photography?  I studied photography at Sweet Briar College and Atlanta College of Art.  I studied and taught other art mediums and also British literature.  About ten years ago I started to focus entirely on photography.

Which photographers and other artists work do you admire?

There are too many contemporary photographers that I love to even begin to list them.  I am inspired by the work of Kandinsky, Chagall, and Franz Marc.  I am using a different medium, but I believe in the visions of these artists.

And what about their work inspires you?

They see and paint “not only what is purely material but also something less solid” [Kandinsky].  They all capture the essence of the animal, and I admire the way their works evoke and portray emotions and dreams.


Would you tell us about an image that has stayed with you over time?

An image that comes to mind is “Flood Dream”, by Arthur Tress, from the Dream Collector series.  The caption next to the image in Tress’ book of the series describes it perfectly: “resignation and peace in the midst of disaster.”  The composition of the image is powerful, and the photograph has a great balance of mystery and narrative.  The story is evident, but much is left to the interpretation and imagination of the viewer.

Flood Dream © Arthur Tess

Flood Dream © Arthur Tess

Why did you chose to do portraits of animals?

I have always had a connection to animals.  I rode and trained horses until I married.  It took up a lot of time and was one reason that I did not focus entirely on art during college.  With photography I am able to combine my passion for art and my love of animals.

Are there any stories you would like to share?

I have had some interesting encounters with animals and have been extremely close to them, both in the wild and in zoos.  In the Delhi zoo the Hippopotamus exhibit has a rock barrier about 3 feet high.  I happened to arrive at feeding time.  One of the hippos was leaning over the barrier the way a horse would lean over a fence, and I fed him some grass from the caretaker’s wheelbarrow.

If no one saw your work, would you still create it?

I have always created art, and I would do it even if no one saw it, but I love to live with art in my home and to share it.  I am happy that photography allows me to reach out to a greater community and to support causes that are important to me.

Please tell us about your process and what the perfect day of photography is for you.

My usual process is digital, but my way of looking and shooting are from film.  I use an analog Zeiss lens with a tilt adapter.  I don’t look at my images until I get home.  I spend the same amount of time on each image and do the same things I would do with film in the darkroom.  One perfect day would be visiting my friend on Cumberland Island, finding a herd of feral horses, walking on the beach, drinking a glass of wine.

© Ann Berry

© Anne Berry

© Ann Berry

© Anne Berry

What challenges do you face as a photographer?

Marketing.  I love to write, and I don’t mind doing tasks on the computer, but I run out of time.  What I find most difficult is initiating contact with people who I don’t know well.

With the rapid changes in how people make and view a photograph how do you view this time in the history of photography?

It might be somehow parallel to how pictorial photographers felt.  They were trying to create something unique and precious, not just a record of a detail or a moment. Technology has made it easier to create a photograph, even a very large one.  A harder task is to make the work interesting and meaningful, and to reveal the artist’s hand and vision in the work.

How do you over come a creative block?

Being around other people who create and talk about art fills me with ideas and a desire to create.  When I taught art, my elementary school students inspired me.  Now I have a supportive group of colleagues who have become close friends.  We re-charge each other’s batteries.

How does your art affect the way you see the world?

Flannery O’Conner states that art is “something in which the whole personality takes part – the conscious as well as the unconscious mind.”  It is a way of looking at the world, and it helps me find both meaning and gratitude.

© Ann Berry

© Anne Berry

© Ann Berry

© Anne Berry

Is there another type of photography or subject matter you would like to tackle?

I am studying and printing in the Photogravure process, and I love the results.  I’m also experimenting with Wet Plate Collodion.

Where can we see your work, and would you like to share any upcoming projects?

You can see my work this spring at the Critical Mass Top 50 exhibit at the Cordon Potts Gallery and the Houston Center of Photography, in the current issue of Square Magazine, and at the Lens Culture International Exposure Awards exhibition in London.  I hope to publish a book of my Behind Glass project this year.

© Ann Berry

© Anne Berry

Thank you Ann for sharing your work, to learn more about Anne’s work please visit her site.  Anne Berry

To learn more about Arthur Tress please visit his site.  Arthur Tress

4/17/2014

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Coming. . .

Knocking © Anne Berry

Knocking © Anne Berry

 

A Special Visit to Our Sunday Gallery

Color Light Abstraction by Wynn Bullock

Color Light Abstraction 1960 by Wynn Bullock © 2013 Bullock Family Photography LLC

“In my light pictures, objects are photographed close-up and out-of-focus as I intentionally wish to have them lose their object identity. It is through the magic of photography that light becomes the subject matter with colors, forms, space and time relationship” Wynn Bullock

“One of the most interesting and important aspects of light as a medium of expression is that it gives the same freedom of expression that the painter possesses with paint, and the writer with words.” Wynn Bullock

 

To learn more about Wynn Bullock  please visit Wynn Bullock Photography . All images Wynn Bullock © 2013 Bullock Family Photography LLC

Art Can Make a Difference

 

 

One Million Bones by Joanne Teasdale

One Million Bones by Joanne Teasdale

Thank You to Joanne Teasdale f0r sharing this good work.

To learn more about One Million Bones please visit their site. One Million Bones

To see our piece on One MIllion Bones by Joanne Teasdale please visit . Art Can Make a Difference by Joanne Teasdale.

 

What Will You Create?

“I do believe strongly in photography and hope by following it intuitively that when the photographs are looked at they will touch the spirit in people.” – Harry Callahan

Heart of Glass by Carolyn Hampton,2013

Heart of Glass by Carolyn Hampton,2013

Uncaged Birds © Carolyn Hampton

Uncaged Birds © Carolyn Hampton

 

Sea Nettle #17,  Monterey Bay © Chuck Davis

Sea Nettle #17, Monterey Bay © Chuck Davis

Phil Descending, Outer Pinnacles Reef, Carmel Bay © Chuck Davis

Phil Descending, Outer Pinnacles Reef, Carmel Bay © Chuck Davis

Down in the Valley©C.Rosenthal

Down in the Valley © C.Rosenthal

 

To learn more about Carolyn Hampton please check out her site.  Carolyn Hampton Photography

To learn more about Chuck Davis please visit his site. Chuck Davis-Tidal Flats

You can also click on the images above to see their interviews.

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