Description I took this photo on a hike through Big Bend, using a digital point-and-shoot camera, prior to acquiring an SLR. Big Bend National Park is one of the most beautiful, but least visited parks in the U.S., visited each year by only 300,000 people. I observed no parties of visitors with young children and would not personally recommend the experience for children under 14.
Laura Marland, Indianapolis Member Since December 2012 Artist Statement To me, photography is an art form and a meditative pursuit. I specialize in outdoor photography--nature, landscape, and exterior architecture--always observing and working with ever-changing, natural light to capture the most beautiful moments I can find.
I am trained as a writer editor, and college English instructor, with an M.A. in English from Loyola University in Chicago.
Much of my training in English had a visual spin. My graduate studies focused on the effects of landscape painting and cartography on English poetry, and I have spent a great deal of time looking at art, which may be why much of my photography recalls European landscape painting.
I trained in color, composition and figure drawing at New Trier West High School, at the Junior School of the Art Institute of Chicago and at the Art Students' League of New York.
My online gallery and store is a place where customers can find my art beautifully matted and framed, or printed on canvas and mounted. These galleries show collections of photographs from my extensive travels in the U.S.--from the Pacific Northwest coast, to Yellowstone National Park, down to the Rio Grande, to a few steps from where I currently make my home, in Indianapolis, Indiana.
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