Coming. . .

Ever Changing © JIm Sincock

Ever Changing © JIm Sincock

Jim Sincock Photography

The Only One

Lone Oak 1985 Edna Bullock ©Bullock Family PhotographyLLC

Lone Oak 1985 Edna Bullock © Bullock Family PhotographyLLC

Beth Moon

©Beth Moon

Dettifoss by Bill Schwab

Dettifoss © Bill Schwab

Flat Top Hill by Keith Taylor

Flat Top Hill ©  Keith Taylor

Coast © J.Rosenthal

Coast © J.Rosenthal

© Agnes Courrault

© Agnes Courrault

 ” One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.” William Shakespeare. 

 

To learn more about these artist, please click on the photographers name.

Agnes Courrault

J.Rosenthal

Keith Taylor

Bill Schwab

Beth Moon

Edna Bullock 

 

 

 

A sunday visit to our gallery

Rfotofolio thanks the photographers for sharing their work and words.

To see our interviews with these artist please click on their names.

Dianne Yudleson

Jill Enfield

Tami Bone

Curve

Curve3 © J.Rosenthal

Curve 3 © J.Rosenthal

Curve © J.R

Curve © J.Rosenthal

 

” I would say to any artist: ‘Don’t be repressed in your work, dare to experiment, consider any urge, if in a new direction all the better.”  Edward Weston. 

 

Anne Berry Gallery

© Anne Berry

© Anne Berry

 

“The least I can do is give a voice to those who can not talk.” Jane Goodall.

To read our interview with Anne Berry please visit  “Behind the Glass with Anne Berry”

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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