DescriptionEnhanced photo of a 'Kellogg' telephone receiver circa 1901. This style phone was also known as a 'candle stick' phone.Nothing but static, so you click, click, click the receiver button. Where's that operator when you need her? You turn the crank on the wall box for the third time. Nothing. Hard to imagine that just a century ago this thing called a 'telephone' was a luxury, when today one is hard-pressed to find someone without a phone practically glued to their ear!COPYRIGHT REGISTERED~~ALL RIGHTS RESERVED~~MCN:C22G1-DM8PD-J3E31
Betty Northcutt, Beckville, Texas Member Since November 2010 Artist Statement “Art washes from the soul the dust of everyday life.” ~ Pablo Picasso
This statement from Picasso sums up what photography does for me. Often in my day-to-day life, I forget about the beautiful things of this world. But, in pausing to photograph a glorious sunset or capture a reflection in water, I stop long enough to “dust” my soul of the everyday life and absorb the peace and serenity which surrounds me.
In my photographic art you will find an underlying theme of stillness - a quiet serenity - sprinkled with a hint of nostalgia. I find a spiritual joy in capturing the colors of nature’s palette; its hues blended by natural light. In an abandoned building, I revel in an imagined history and marvel at the bare essentials of its structure. I delight in the creation of a still life that can evoke emotion.
It is my intent to offer images which “dust” the soul. I can only hope that the peace and serenity I found while capturing these images will extend to others.