Description Some friends of mine and I meet at a church for a club meeting a couple of times a month. It's in the upscale part of town and they have some really nice landscaping and flower beds and pots. So I have always gone about half an hour early to my club meetings so I could photograph all of the eye candy outside. They had two gorgeous planters outside of one door, huge things, overflowing with all manner of plant decorative and edible. This one white cabbage always caught my eye and I tried to get a photo or two every time I went. Of course, I like bright colors too, I would always be distracted by the zinnias and marigolds and sunflowers. Well. It finally happened. Frost struck. Zinnias and marigolds can take a lot, but this was a hard frost and it rather took the wind out of their sails. The planters, howerver, being under cover of an awning, were spared. Finally! My whole attention was finally turned on the beautiful white cabbage. Only now do I wish I had spent more time with him over the summer.
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.