Description Not far from me there is a horse farm. It's gorgeous! There are wide white fences keeping them in and a beautiful modern version of a farmhouse in the background, behind the broad white fence and the horses. Dang it all if that white fence, that gorgeous white fence, prevents me from getting a shot of the horses. I quit trying a long time ago. Just around the corner from the horse farm is a spot I like to frequent and take photos. It is a 'moody' spot, so the feelings it projects are very different each time I go there. Which is why I keep going back. Well, this morning I was staking out my moody spot when I notice far off to me left, horses! I was on the back side of that meadow and farm without even realizing it. Well, the horses provided material, ambiance added to it. The shots are not what I'd like them to be, so I'll go back. Now that I know where to go.
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.