The selected portfolio’s artist will be featured, interviewed, and will receive the Back Cover of the next Print Publication THEME:DREAMS.
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“The photograph is but the bridge that provides the emotional and spiritual connection between the viewer and the art.” Hope Kahn
I was born in the mid 1950’s, a time ripe for a child to explore the land before the great migration to suburban living. My mother introduced me to the earth. We took long walks around the lakes, as we explore the beauty, smelled the rich life of nature, and caught butterflies along the way.
Growing up in an area surrounded by woods my friends and I ran free to the pond in the forest. I would bring a big pickle jar with holes that my father had punched in the top to collect tadpoles. I would watch them morph into the most beautiful creatures and then release the frogs back to their muddy pond. When I heard our cow bell ringing it was only then, that I would make my way home.
To save the neighborhood rose bushes we had a contest to collect the destructive beetles and set them free in the thickets. These are some of my treasured memories that brought me to explore photography.
My work has gone in many directions, but one constant is my connection to nature. Bringing those memories of years ago forward in an interpretation of the past I create an image that I hope will resonate.
Pinhole allows a similar morphing like a tadpole to a frog, as it grows it takes on its own form into an unexpected result, its own entity. The pinhole camera allows me the freedom to tap into my childlike imagination in anticipation of the unexpected.
Past Competition Winners/Jurors Include:
Kalua K. Krynska(Wet Plate) Juror Kristen Sink
Galina Kurlat (Polaroid) Juror Christopher R. Perez
Andrew Bolton(Film ) Juror Jefferson Hayman
Anne Barry (Historic Process ) Juror Ed Ross
James Wigger (Colour Process ) Juror ErintheArtist
Caitlyn Soldan (Pinhole) Juror SEITIES Board
Stephanie Slate (Cyanotype Competition) Juror Adam Finkleston
Zelko Nedic (Wet Plate Competition) Juror Jacqueline Roberts
Shesaidred (Polaroid Competition) Juror Agafia Polynchuk
Victoria Braun ( Film Process Competition) Juror George Webber
Amy Rockett-Todd (Historic Process Competition) Juror: Nadezda Nikolova-Kratzer