Style1½ inches thick (3.75 cm) Product Details Artist grade canvas, archival inks, wooden stretcher bars, and UVB protective coating
AvailablityUsually ships within five business days. ArtistBrenda Leitow Pro Member CollectionAutumn
Description This shot is so dark I don't even know if anyone will see it and look at it. It's so moody the feeling can be parted with your hands as you walk through the image. I don't have a lot of dark material. But that doesn't mean I don't have any, or that it doesn't have meaning for me. Dark material, apart from being very intense, also says a lot about the photographer as an individual. It's one of those parts about me, this artist, that I hesitate to show. It's where I'm vulnerable. For other artists, their other sides/moods/whatever, might be more vulnerable. For me, it's my dark side. This image has so much power for me that I am taking the chance to show this side of me. I don't know what it is about this image that has such power, perhaps the tones, the intensity, the glisten of the drop of water, the light. Whatever it is, it belongs to who I am.
Brenda Leitow Member Since October 2009 Artist Statement Photography is one of the most essential things to a happy life, in my world. Every time I get out my camera I go out and bathe myself in light and color and line and texture... and everything in the world around me. Photography is a very emotional art for me. When I take photos in the rain, or in the morning dew, or when the light gets soft near sunset, or sharp at sunrise, the light creates such an atmosphere that I can almost feel the colors melting right into my being, creating their lasting impressions. My job as an artist is to capture colors, not always as I see them, but also how I imagine them to be. I manipulate light and color to my desire. It's rather like a prism, bending the light, showing color. Only as a photographer I bend the light less precisely, leaving some breathing space for the light to find its own path. The light creates itself in that way, taking away my control, and does amazing things with color that never even occurred to me to imagine.
If you wish to read more about me and my art, follow the link below. Linda Scott Galok has written a wonderful feature that showcases many pieces of my work and details what it's like for me to live with bipolar disorder.