Art Quench Gallery Presents; John L. Perdue
Winner of The 2012 ” October Landscape” Competition
Title; Small lake
Our Juror; Monica Hicks…
The clarity and intensity of his images are really captivating. The landscapes feel visceral and I can imagine that there is some digital enhancements, which I like. If not, I still appreciate his work. The still-ness of water and the frozen clouds in the the atmosphere are so…calming. This is work that quiets the soul.
More on John…
The photography bug caught me about 1972 with the purchase of a used, yet quality 35mm SLR. Within three years photography courses from two institutions had been completed. Multiple workshops on lighting and darkroom technique followed, and then an apprenticeship in portraiture. With an enlistment expired it was off to home and college. Photography provided an income by producing portraits, slides for commercial use, advertisements, and prints of real estate, all processed in my darkroom. When the business world called, photography became a passionate hobby for many years. The switch to digital happened in 2000. All the basics of photography that served so well with film became just as relevant with digital. After many dollars in equipment and many hours of training, the digital image became an art form developing in the computer. Photographers still paint with light but now process the images in the computer instead of the darkroom. When an image during processing becomes a scene that is harmonious in color and form, pleasant to the eye, and striking in the mind, it becomes art instead of just a photograph. Some of my images are very real with great detail, some are surreal portraying an emotion. All have been heavily processed requiring many hours of work. All are intended to be a pleasant viewing experience for you. I sincerely hope that you thoroughly enjoy viewing my work as much as I enjoyed creating it.
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