Description It seems my Blue Pond is often home to sunsets beyond comparison. At least in my book. Often I photograph them and then keep them to myself, choosing to not publish them until I have gotten my fill from my repeated viewings. It's how I get to know them, some of my photos that is. I live with them and look at them and, sometimes, I talk to them. So far they have not talked back. So far. But after all our visits, conversations and mutual admiration meetings (okay, so the photo admiring me is pure fiction), I feel that we have come to be such close friends and so much a part of each others' lives, well, I feel that I must share the picture with those around me and those who might see it. Pictures speak so loudly to me that I can't help but hear the murmurs when it's time for them to venture out into a wider world than I can provide. I am so thankful that they bring me in to their world.
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.