Barbara Andino-Stevenson

Born in: 1941, San Francisco, USA

Lives in: Lagunitas, CA, USA

Media: Sculpture, Mixed media, Textile Arts, Ceramics

Describe your work in 3 words: Sensuous. Tactile. Evocative

See More Work:  Sweet Spirit Ceramics Center, housed at ArtWorks Downtown (1337 4th St., San Rafael, CA) - YouTube: Barbara Andino-Stevenson

Woman Spirit

"My rich internal life longs to find a form in which it can be seen, felt, and touched. A sculptural alchemist, I work with natural materials--clay, bark, and sometimes stones--enjoying a magical collaboration with these elements. Magic happens when I allow myself to enter the quiet flow where only clay, bark, my eyes, and the skill of my hands reveal the visible from the invisible."

What themes does your work involve?
The female form, death and rebirth, old and worn rather than new and perfect.
Describe your creative process.
A new piece emerges when my internal world is sufficiently stimulated and full. I begin by allowing the material to guide me. I watch and make conscious relationship choices in the forms being created. I know a piece is finished when no further changes need to occur. A series happens when some form that I've created intrigues me enough to find out more.
What influences your work? What inspires you? Why do you make art?
What influences my work is Shamanic and Indigenous art and the forms and lines of Art Deco. I am inspired by the energy of the people in my world and the beauty and drama of the natural world that surrounds me. Why do I make art? Because I have to. I make art because without the creative process my life would be totally flat.
What is good art? What makes a piece of art great?
For me, good art has to evoke an emotion, thought, or knowing that wasn't in me before. What makes a piece of art great is when the artist is passionate, has put in the time to hone their skills, and has a unique point of view. There's an "aha!" that the artist has experienced when completing their work and you can see and feel it.
What is the role of the artist today?
To create whatever you love.

 


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Harry Goldstrom

Born in: 1948, USA

Lives in: Sequim, WA, USA

Media: Photography, Film/analog photography, Printmaking

Describe your work in 3 words: Traditional, empathetic, contemplative

See More Work:  harrygoldstrom.com

Colonnade - Silver Gelatin Print 16 x 20 in. (41 x 52cm)

"Photographically I believe there exists a special relationship between the landscape and music, particularly my favorites of Celtic, Classical, and Jazz. I first became aware of this during my college years as geology major when my interest in photography became serious."

“Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I’m going to take tomorrow.”
- Imogen Cunningham

What themes does your work involve?
My artwork is about photographing the tranquility of nature and the fact that I revel in spending time at these places of grandeur. My photography represents not only how I envisioned a given scene but also my attempt to convey the emotion felt while making the photograph to others. Hopefully, some emotion will be evoked within and pondered by the viewer. Perhaps then the work will have served some purpose other than merely for my own enjoyment.
Describe your creative process.
My creative process begins prior to setting up even one piece of equipment.. When I come upon a scene to photograph, I visualize the finished photograph framed and hanging on a gallery wall.. The emotional excitement starts before I even make the exposure. Often my work is encompassed by larger themes. For example, my geologic background often surfaces in many of my landscape photographs. Those dynamic forces differ sharply from the tranquil display of forests. I rarely consider a photograph complete. Once the negative is developed, that portion is finished. However, the print making is an ongoing process which can last for years. I rarely print a given negative in exactly the same manner more than once. Subtle changes are often made to my photographs years later.
What influences your work? What inspires you? Why do you make art?
I enjoy the complete traditional film/paper/chemical print making process immensely. The exhilaration of watching a negative come out of the fixer or a print come up in a tray is as exciting to me today as it first was fifty years ago. Producing a photograph allows me to enjoy nature and its tranquility, and revisit those same emotions viewing the print years later as when I first experienced the scene.
What is good art? What makes a piece of art great?
This is a question which certainly can be debated perpetually! I believe one of the most important criteria for good art is that is stands the test of time. The piece must also demonstrate good technique and knowledge of the medium. These three components are inextricably intertwined and absolutely essentially for any piece of art to be considered worthwhile. Good art must also elicit an emotional response from the viewer, resulting in contemplation regarding both the piece at hand and the larger aspects of art in general.
What is the role of the artist today?
I believe that art chose me, rather than vice-versa. Art plays a vital role in our global society. In addition to enhancing individuals’ lives and culture at large with one’s art, the teaching and preserving of art techniques is vital to helping the arts endure. Just as importantly I believe artists have a responsibility to support causes consistent with their beliefs. In addition to my artwork, I support wildlife organizations, animal rights organizations, and donate time to local non-kill animal shelters. Endorsing this obligation by any artist is one in which I believe most fervently.

 


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Francine Pauly Art Photography

"A macro lens catches structure, colours and shapes from the organic world (vegetables, fruits, animals...). As I play with colours and light, my photographs are bordering on paintings, sharing my abstract universe."

Onion 07 - Macro photograph

From Belgium, Francine Pauly worked as a Psychotherapist and later followed a more spiritual path engaged closely with art and creativity. Photography and mainly macro-photography became her main means of expression. Since 2012, Pauly has had a few solo and collective exhibitions in Belgium. In 2016 she shared her works at the Amsterdam Affordable Art Fair (AAF) in Amsterdam.

Pomegranate 07 - Macro photograph
River Tamarind's Pod - Macro photograph
Passion Fruit's Pit 04 - Macro photograph
Black Radish 08 - Macro photograph

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LEFT

"I would like my art to make people think. I believe my work stands out due to the freedom it inspires in the viewer and a variety of different thoughts. Photography has always been for me a way to express my anxieties."

Untitled - Photograph 45 x 65 cm

I am involved with Photography since 1993.

2002 Exhibition at the theatre “Apo Michanis”

2003 Exhibition at the Municipal Art Gallery of Mykonos

2005 I delivered photography seminars at the University of Patras

2007 I was awarded at the “SINGLE IMAGE CONTEST” of the

American Journal B&W (BLACK AND WHITE)

2005-2008: I continue to work as Freelancer, while maintaining

a studio where I cooperate various other magazines and artists

2008: From June 2008 my work is displayed at the “AGORA GALLERY”

in New York !!

2009: Exhibition in “AGORA GALLERY”! Until 2012 I continue to work

as a Freelancer.

2013-2015: I take 4 HONORABLE MENTIONS from IPA (INTERNATIONAL

PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS)

2014: I had an exhibition at the University of Patras !!

2015: I had an exhibition  at the “CHILI ART GALLERY”

2016: I won the Prize INTERNATIONAL PRIZE “LEONARDO DA VINCI”

the UNIVERSAL ARTIST. Also I win “SHAKESPEARE in ART” Award !

I get in the book XXI CENTURY ART BOOK, and at the same time they run

3 VIDEO EXHIBITIONS ! (VERONA FAIR, NEW YORK and WASHINGTON

I get in to the new E.A.M (EUROPEAN ART MUSEUM) in Denmark !!

While I am in the book from the Museum, and I take part with an Artwork to the

Permanently Exhibition of the new Museum !! And of course I get in the book of E.A.M !! From the 4st of  November 2016 until in the middle of January 2017

I have an exhibition at the “ARTOWER AGORA GALLERY”

2017: Also I take part to the first International Festival

of Photography at the island Patmos

Circle Foundation made a presentation of my work and I am in Spotlight Magazine and I got a Honorable Mention Award

Untitled - Photograph 45 x 65 cm
Untitled - Photograph 45 x 65 cm
Untitled - Photograph 45 x 65 cm
Untitled - Photograph 45 x 65 cm

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Laura Daddabbo

"My creative production is mainly focused on the identity, emotions and sensibility of the female world always in relation to time and the importance of the past in women's lives."

Vision softly creeping - Digital photograph

Italian photographer, Laura Daddabbo was born in Bologna and currently, after various prolonged stays abroad she is based in Catania, Sicily. An author and independent photographer, Laura has an interest in storytelling. She is largely self-taught and has taken workshops with various photographers.

"I have developed my own style closely linked to classicism and evident pictorial references, but light is certainly the distinctive feature of my photographs. A light at times dramatic and gloomy with which I delude myself to freeze time, youth and beauty in an eternal moment."

Laura has shown work in Italy, the UK and France.

Old memories - Digital photograph
My precarious balance - Digital photograph
House of time standing still - Digital photograph
Strange days - Digital photograph

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Yvan Bédard

Yvan Bédard is a fine art landscape photographer using shining light in a vivid atmosphere or soft light in a minimalist scene. He also created an eccentric photo technique named “luminarization” that reverses positive zones into negatives zones based on luminosity in color landscapes.

The Horse - Printed by the Artist on Fine Art Canvas 24 x 36 in.

Canadian Artist, Yvan Bédard has spent much of his life in mountainous regions or near rivers and has traveled several wild regions of Quebec and the world. As a result, his love for nature has led him to specialize in Landscape photography. In 2014, his artistic passion dominated his scientific passion, and Bédard decided to devote himself professionally to photographing landscapes in Quebec, North America and Europe. A permanent artist in art galleries since 2014, his atypical career has not prevented him from having success with his art and participating in nearly forty solo and group exhibitions.

Professor Emeritus of Laval University, Yvan Bédard has been spreading his passion for a dozen years with photography courses, workshops and conferences. He regularly chairs or participates in photographic competition juries at the regional and provincial levels. He sells digital licenses for books, magazines, newspapers, websites, calendars, greeting cards, advertisements, smartphone apps, etc. His works are part of private collections in Australia, Canada, England, France, Germany, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland, the United States, etc. and are published in American, British, Canadian, French, United Arab Emirates and Japanese books and magazines. Yvan Bédard also volunteers for environmental and educational organizations. His fine art photographs are available in art Galleries in Quebec City and Montreal, Canada.

Recently, being inspired by the 1920’s artistic solarization technique of Man Ray for black and white portraits and nudes, Yvan Bédard created a photo processing technique named “luminarization”. Breaking with traditions, he attacks color and landscape photographs. The artistic challenge is to balance the positive and negative spaces of a photo, to bring out certain key lines and to harmonize the opposite colors that appear with this process. Like a painter defying the colors popping from his palette, Yvan Bédard creates photographic eccentricities that provoke the imagination.

Spring Serenity - Printed by the Artist on Fine Art Canvas 24 x 36 in.
Trace of Time - Printed by the Artist on Fine Art Canvas 24 x 36 in.
Isolated by the Snow Storm - Printed by the Artist on Fine Art Canvas 24 x 36 in.
Fire in the Sky in Natashquan - Printed by the Artist on Fine Art Canvas 24 x 36 in.

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Despina Kyriacou

"I am a Fine Art photographer who works with a large-format view camera for my personal work. Photography is my medium for expression. My work is about a visual exploration of how I see abstraction in nature, urbanization in found objects, and sometimes the juxtaposition of nature, object and light."

Crack in Wall Interior - Colour photograph 16 x 20 in.

British Photographer, Despina Kyriacou studied Fine Art and specialized in Photography during the final year of her degree course (1982-85).

"I used photography as a means of expression and have been preoccupied with it ever since."

In 1986, Kyriacou was commissioned to photograph the North East Yorkshire coast, followed by an exhibition at the Impressions Gallery of Photography. In 1988 she participated at a group show at South London Art Gallery and in 1994 at St.Thomas's Hospital, London. The following year she showed at South Bank Centre. In 2003 she had a solo show at Riversidestudios and the same year she presented work at Battersea Arts Fair. In 2014, Kyriacou participated at Brick Lane Art Fair and showed in a group exhibit at The Mall Galleries, London. In 2015 she participated at Art Now: The Artists Fair London. In 2016 and 2017 she showed again at the Artist Fair and Brick Lane Gallery.

Reflected Colour Surface - Colour photograph 16 x 20 in.
Diagonal Rock Pattern - Colour photograph 16 x 20 in.
Reeds in Water - Colour photograph 16 x 20 in.
Green Painted Wooden Door - Colour photograph 16 x 20 in.

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Nick Dale

"I wanted to be a photographer when I was 15, but my mother said I could always take it up later as a hobby – so that was that for 30 years!"

Three Male Lions Take Down Cape Buffalo - Photograph

"I ended up reading English at Oxford and working as a strategy consultant for a few years before 'retiring' at the age of 29! I then travelled round the world for seven years, doing four ski seasons and working on an internet start-up in San Francisco, before finally returning to London in 2005. At that point, consulting work felt too stressful, so I decided to go 'quality of life', and I'm now a private tutor and wildlife photographer.

I became a tutor in 2009 when I happened to read an article in the paper called 'Ten Ways to Beat the Recession', and I started taking pictures again in 2013 when I received a random email inviting me to go on safari and climb Mount Kenya. I've been a wildlife photographer ever since, taking pictures in 25 countries on all seven continents and winning various awards including the Sunday Times and Audley Travel Big Shot.”

Bear About to Catch Salmon In Mouth - Photograph
Lioness Lies Covered in Cubs On Savannah - Photograph
Galápagos Giant Tortoise Crosses Straight Dirt Road - Photograph
Bengal Tiger Lying in Shadowy Water Hole - Photograph

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Nluz Love

"This new reading of little details of digital images transcends from the purely indicative, from the role of the photographer as a divinizing filter that generates emotions, to the magical-technological, to alien aesthetic communication. We can thus anticipate our time, now more than ever."

The Book of Nature - Digital photograph84,67x56,44 cm

In 2004, Nluz Love received the National Professional Photography Awards, Lux Gold in Architecture and Interior Design and Lux Silver and Bronze in Industrial. The work is exhibited at the Barcelona Convention Palace. In 2005, Nluz Love received a Lux Silver Award in Architecture and Interior Design. In 2006 he published in the Spanish magazine Arte Fotografia. In 2010 Nluz Love was part of the encyclopedia of Contemporary Latin American Artists, whose purpose is to spread Hispanic culture through his artists in public libraries in the USA. In 2014 he exhibited a work at the Palau Robert in Barcelona, in the celebration of twenty years of Lux awards. In 2017 it is part of the Art Fair Malaga 2017 art fair. n in January 2019 Nluz Love is awarded an Award for Excellence by CFA Circle Foundation of the Arts, a founding of international artists in Lyon, France. In December 2019 he exhibited a work in Art Basel Art Weeks with ARTBOX PROJECTS Miami 2.0. In January 2020 Nluz Love received an honorable mention for CFA Circle Foundation of the Arts competition in Artist for the Year Award. In March 2020 he received two nominations in the Categories Architecture and People at the International Color Awards 13th.

The Eloquent Expression of the Universe - Digital photograph 84,67x56,44 cm
Trick 1_A of Air - Digital photograph 84,67x56,44 cm
Trick 3_Cosmic influence - Digital photograph 84,67x56,44 cm
Trick 2_The Galactic Gate - Digital photograph 84,67x56,44 cm

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James Rolevink Photography

"Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary." – Steve Jobs

Scarborough Fair - Digital photograph 5000 x 1163 px

"My white-hot passion is the nexus of art, science, and technology, so I have enjoyed a unique career path. After a very rewarding stint in Defence, I decided life was too short to ignore Steve Jobs any longer."

Australian photographer, James Rolevink has always had an exceptional talent for capturing the hidden beauty in unexpected places and fleeting moments. He is now an internationally recognized, multi-award winning artist working in the fields of Aviation, Aerospace, Glamour, Travel, Motorsports and Nature Photography. Rolevink revels in the relentless pursuit of perfection in both the darkroom and the field.

"I strive to create stunning visual stories and thought-provoking insights through the elegant mastery of image science. Expertise spans DSLR to hyper-spectral ISR. From capture, through post-production and retouching, to art quality reproduction."

 

Awards & Exhibitions

Confederation Of Australian Motor Sport (CAMS) - Accredited (#980)

Australian Photography 2019 Photographer Of The Year, ACTION - Top 10

Australian Photography 2019 Photographer Of The Year, PEOPLE AND PORTRAIT - Commended

The Portrait Competition Online Competition 2019 - 11x Bronze Medals

Budapest International Foto Awards - Silver: Events Category

Australian Defence Force - Accredited photographer

Southern Flinders Photo Festival, Travel Photo Contest - Finalist

ARTHUR - ART House Urban Renewal

AIPP / APPA National Awards - 3x Silver Medals (first • second • third)

SA AIPP Epson Awards - Finalist, Emerging Photographer of the Year

SA AIPP Epson Awards - 3x Silver Medals

Centre For Creative Photography - GHOTI Exhibitor

Aviation Week - Official Selection

Australian Geographic Nature Photographer Of The Year - Finalist

SALA @ the Summit, Adelaide Hills Wild - Exhibitor

International Photography Awards - Official Selection

GETTY Images Contributor - Current

Sylph - Digital photograph 3333 x 5000 px
Pink Robin - Digital photograph 5000 x 3321 px
Brabham - Digital photograph 5000 x 3333 px
Jamestown - Digital photograph 5000 x 3321 px

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