Chip Etier, Maggie Valley, NC Member Since December 2008 Artist Statement You can find me on the web aka "FCEtier".
See a complete selection of my work at my official website: www.royalflamingoworks.com Please sign the guest book while your there, too!
All my work is copyrighted by either, "Chip Etier", or "Royal Flamingo Works, LLC"
Biography/Education: Born in Louisiana, FC Etier spent most of his adult life in Baton Rouge, eventually splitting his time between Baton Rouge and Gulfport, Mississippi. Hurricane Katrina sent him in search of a safer harbor, which he found in Western North Carolina. With an eye for the unusual found within the usual, Etier has been involved with photography for many years. A fan once remarked, “Give him an acre and he’ll find a million inspirations.” Hoping that there are others who like what he sees through his viewfinder and who will support his interests, Etier is seldom found without his camera. His influences range from Shutterbug and Black and White magazines to Salvador Dali, with many others along the way, including Scott Kelby, Dennis Hopper, Patti Smith, Miriam Goldberg, William Eggleston, and Ansel Adams. He studied art at Louisiana Tech University and independently learned the art of photography.
Artist’s Statement: “I’ve got a head full of ideas that are driving me insane.” Bob Dylan said it and I’ve been living it. One of my ideas is the possibility that my work will be recognized. I have devoted my time behind the lens to exposing the extraordinary in the ordinary, whether it is found in the lines of an old face or a workbench covered with scraps. Although I’m inclined to express myself in black and white, a large segment of my work is in color.
Answers to three common questions: 1) Canon not Nikon 2) Digital not film 3) Paintshop Pro not Photo Shop