Description Ya know? I pulled up an image of a sunset on my screen last night and got to looking at how interesting the back part of it was. It so happens that this is the reflection of a sunset off the pond near my house. There was something about the surface of the water the night that I took this photo, along with the reflections of blurred grasses at water's edge, that seem to give this photo texture. The only clear thing about this photo is that it consists of light. I don't see the reflection of the sun. I don't see the reflection of the trees or the grasses because they're not in focus. I just see light. And I see that light has texture.
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.