Images are ephemeral, but the light, and the world that inspired artists before us, is still there.
Photography is not just about the edge of the frame. It is about seeing edges in the world that create drama and juxtaposition: the edge of the horizon that separates a luminescent sea from a darkening sky, the edge where two contrasting colors meet, or the edge between reality and dreams.
Looking through my lens is my calm, my passion, my awareness, and my joy.
Photographers have a unique vantage for seeing the world. When we look through the lens, we see a view defined by the edges of our viewfinder. We seek to perfectly position our image inside these boundaries, capturing all of the important details, omitting the extraneous, and perhaps putting things a little off balance to create intrigue.
Sometimes we may simply feel that we are on the edge of the world, looking out over a vast expanse of something untamed and wonderful. The challenge becomes one of capturing the drama of the scene within the confines of the edges of our viewfinder.
In our exhibit, “Seeing the edge,” each of us has translated the edge into our unique vision of the world.