Jock states, "To say that photography is about light is to stumble over the obvious, as photography is derived from Greek roots loosely translated as "drawing with light." The play of light, angle, intensity, color all work together to define an image. Photographers are constantly using their eyes to frame and focus. They find beauty and inspiration in the colors of nature as well as mundane objects such as weathered, cast aside objects.
Jock Hamilton displays breathtaking views of sunsets casting molten crimson and gold on canyon walls, gathering clouds, ocean waves, and quiet streams.
Born in Los Angeles, Anne Miller moved to a small farm town in rural Iowa at the age of nine. The move sparked a lifelong interest in nature and the elements. After studying art and music in college, Miller taught music briefly at the University of California in Davis and played flute in the Tobrini Woodwind Quintet and as a soloist before becoming a software engineer. As a photographer Anne is largely self-taught, having started by shooting 35mm film and learning traditional printing methods in a home darkroom made from a converted bathroom. The development of increasingly powerful digital tools has led her to combining her interests in computing and photography. She now works exclusively with digital SLR cameras and uses a variety of image editing software tools to realize her evolving artistic vision.
Although influenced by numerous artists, including Wassily Kandinsky, Georgia O’Keefe, Pablo Picasso, Imogen Cunningham, Marc Rothko, Wayne Thiebaud, and Lee Friedlander, Anne believes that her own imagination and powers of observation are the strongest influences on her work. Photography is a means for her to explore and to share her view of the overlooked beauty and mystery that usually go unnoticed in our everyday world. Anne Miller’s photographs have been shown in several exhibits in the Sacramento area.
Photographer Susan Stoll is attraced to the close-up observation of nature. She inspires to seek out hidden qualities that otherwise might be overlooked by passersby. Her macro, digital photography showcases botanical images from her explorations. She hopes viewers will be drawn to the beauty, not only captured in her images, but that which is all around them.
Susan was first introduced to photography as a young child. She was permitted to user her father's old box camera to take pictures of her baby sister. She recalls the excitement she felt when she saw the pictures she took. Photography for Susan is a passion, a way of seeing the world's beauty.
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