Description I photographed this spider this morning for over an hour and could have gone on much longer, I think, as the spider was not leaving home. You can see here that she has not yet put away her leftovers.It is very hard to post these spider photos as they are so beautiful and I hate cropping them, but if I don't you won't be able to see the spider for the web, which is exceptionally beautiful and complex. I keep studying it as I work on the photos. I will probably be posting several spider photos at different levels of enlargement. I wish I could show you in person the beauty of the work of art created by this spider!
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.