DescriptionI love the way chrysanthemums, mums, seem to grow all over each other in piles and mounds and heaps. It's as if they know it will be cold soon and, since they wont' grow much after the cold arrives, they decide to grow in clumps now. I don't know if they get hot now, when the days are still quite warm. I don't know if they get cold when the chill comes in the autumn air. I do know that they're beautiful and fun to look at and make up stories about them. But I still wonder if they get cold.
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.
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