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restoration projects. Prairie Arts has with over twenty years experience in historical restoration and consultation.
Shawn Patterson and Patrick GX Patterson
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|April Featured Artist: Trayson Connor
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I think of my life as a story. I think about how that story is unfolding and
how people will look at it later, through my photography. I want my photos
– everything from lighthouses to seascapes to mountains – to tell my
story and to tell it creatively. I don’t draw or paint, but the day I picked up
a camera, I suddenly realized I had found my artistic outlet and, like any
art form, my photography – my art – is extremely personal. When I look at
my photos, I reminisce, reliving the experience of each one. I hope others
will “live” through my photographs as well.
While it’s true that everyone won’t like everything I have to offer, I believe
everyone will like something.
I enjoy being outdoors, hiking, jeeping, kayaking and just being part of
the environment. As an adventurer, as well as an artist, I always have a
camera with me, but never carry any expectations about what I might
discover. Everyone stops occasionally to appreciate the scenery, but I
like to ask what it is about that scenery that makes us say, WOW! I find
that those ‘wows’ are always just around the corner. I shoot, and then
shoot some more, until I have shot every angle possible. My subjects are
varied – random, unrelated, spontaneous and natural. I’m always on the
lookout for that new perspective on a familiar subject – I look for it
not only through the lens, but in life in general.
I began my career by shooting pictures of musicians on stage. As others
showed an interest and enthusiasm for my photos, I expanded what
began as a hobby and started taking my camera with me everywhere I
went. This particular exhibit is mostly a “Flowers” exhibition, consisting of
images of a variety of blooms. All photos were shot in digital format with
my Nikon D800. My favorite lens is a Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 zoom –
faster and more versatile than my other lenses. I shoot only in color, but
create prints in both color and black and white.
I strive for a “timeless” image – a classic look – and whether a photo is in
color or black and white often makes a dramatic difference in the
impression it creates. We all want to be surrounded by things that make
us feel good, and I hope to offer photographs of scenes – reminders, if
you will – of those things that enhance our lives.
Please visit traysonconnerphotography.com to see more of my work.
|Trayson Conner Photography
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