Second Place, Photography
12 x 18", framed to 18 x 24 x 1.5""
While preparing to photograph a sunrise in Emerald Isle in February, a lone man walked past me up the beach. It was cold and misty; the sun was not yet up, but I took this photo of him enjoying his morning walk alone with his thoughts.
When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it's your world for the moment. I want to give that world to someone else. - Georgia O'Keefe's Art is the desire of a man to express himself, to record the reactions of his personality to the world he lives in. - Amy Lowell These quotations are not from photographers, but from a painter and a poet. My approach to photography is very much influenced by writers, poets and painters, and I especially love the work of Georgia O'Keefe and Edward Weston. I want the beauty of the natural world to be captured in my photos and I want to show the details that we easily overlook in daily life. It is common to see flowers in a garden, and there is much to admire in a well laid out garden. But, to me, the essence is in often in the details of the individual flowers - the slowly opening petals of a rose; the colors and flair of a calla lily blossom; the dewdrops on the petals of a dahlia. These are the images that excite me to make my photographs.