5 Members
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Tom Horton

The World Without People.

Art Form: Photography
Artist\'s Statement:

To define an object as art falls far short of the truth. Art it is a process — an activity motivated by people’s fundamental need to collaborate and cooperate. This is the most defining quality of humans. Even art done in isolation says, “This is what I see — this is who I am — what is your reaction? How will you respond to me?” Picasso claimed, “Art is a lie that brings us closer to the truth.” Art philosopher Dennis Dutton saw art serving Darwinian ends of survival and reproduction.

In this view, obviously photography is art, and the photographer is an artist — as in music, dance, theater, literature, and endless other art forms. Teaching and sports have elements of art. It is everywhere. Even forms of photography, which might seem dry and expressionless — documentation or journalism — are artistic because choices are made between alternative expressions.

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Richard D Pick

These are special places that deserve our respect and protection. The emotion they invoke will differ for each of us. Many of these photos can have a mystic quality or be very abstract and the subject may not be entirely obvious on first viewing.

Art Form: Photography
Artist\'s Statement: These works take the viewer to places they may never have the opportunity to experience. The muted colors are possible only from reflected light or light created during those moments before sunrise or after sunset. These are special places that deserve our respect and protection. The emotion they invoke will differ for each of us. Many of these photos can have a mystic quality or be very abstract and the subject may not be entirely obvious on first viewing. These works are meant to be studied and explored just as we might do if really there.
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Deborah Dekoff

Capturing time and creating memories

Art Form: Photography
Artist\'s Statement: I believe…in following my passion and encouraging others to follow theirs. I believe in capturing time and creating memories. I am a career educator who has been fortunate to follow my passion. I love to travel, to absorb the new location, and to allow others to taste its flavors as they peruse my photographs. My style is ever-evolving. I like to challenge myself to see things differently. On my site, you’ll find everything from lovely landscapes to HDR enhanced images. You’ll note I love black and white. You will see the strong architectural influences in the lines and colors and shapes. I specialize in artistic portraiture - simply, putting people in places that are important to them and capturing them on location. From high school seniors to business professionals; to families and special events like Bar Mitzvahs and Weddings, I bring off camera lighting equipment to deliver the best in imagery to my clients. I have received multiple honors; served as a judge for photography competitions; worked as a photography educator; lead a branch of a World Wide photo walk. My work is on display in multiple places in Park City; has been in numerous art shows; in a Disney Film special; on the web and in print for numerous clients in varied genres from architectural to advertisements.
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Bill Silliman

Wildlife, Scenic, Panoramic, Macro and Heli-skiing Photography

Art Form: Photography
Artist\'s Statement: Most of his photographs are wildlife photos which have been taken with a 21 mega pixel Canon 1Ds Mark III camera and are taken with various L Series lenses depending on the situation. He has recently gotten into macro photography for flowers and insects. Make sure you look at his Monarch butterfly photos.
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Ginny Coombs

Photos of wildlife and the geometric patterns that can be found in the natural world.

Art Form: Photography
Artist\'s Statement:

A love of Nature has always been an important part of Ginny Coombs' life. She notices the rhythmic patterns that can be found in a brook or the detailed markings on individual wild animals or birds. Ginny has developed a keen eye for the subtleties of what she sees and shares with the viewer an appreciation of the displayed scene with an expanded viewpoint. Whether Ginny is sketching or doing photograph work, she looks for the revealing patterns of light and dark. She captures the scene with a photographic composition that is visually balanced. The main ingredient for successful photographs is to just 'get out there', not mind inclement weather and be observant of the artistic opportunities whether it is a vast expanse of unending scenery or a small plant with its subtle beauty that catches the viewer's attention.