Ann George is a new and inspiring photographer. More information about her unique work can be found on NevaresFineArt.com
From her statement: “I use photography as more than a means to capture a moment in time, but as a voice to capture a movement through time.I seek to describe a journey, a fairytale, a feeling of progression to—and through—themes that engage my artistic eye.Such are the images you see in The Three Chapters Of Illumination: God Calling.This series, created during a difficult period of uncertainty and loss, represents a metaphorical journey in three stages: one of burden, to knowledge, and into liberty—with the wolf symbolizing fear, and the young woman overcoming this fear.
In 1962, Mercury astronaut John Glenn bought a cheap 35mm camera at a Cocoa Beach, Fla., drug store, because he alone thought America’s first orbital spaceflight deserved to be documented with still images. Photographer Michael Light shares this bit of information in his project Full Moon. Over time, Light explains, NASA recognized the value of in-flight photography and invested in medium-format Hasselblad cameras for the Gemini program — arguably the best cameras out there. (The Picture Show : NPR, July 19, 2009)
Leading today’s Washington Post print edition (you remember those, don’t you?) is this beautiful photo by Bill O’Leary of the 14th Street bridge, accompanying coverage of the 30th anniversary of the Air Florida disaster. But competing for interest with the image itself is the lengthy explanation in the caption that what you see isn’t entirely real:
A jetliner flies high over a tranquil scene at the 14th Street bridge, where 30 years ago winter weather and human error conspired to bring down Air Florida Flight 90 in a disaster that claimed 78 lives. This image is a composite created by taking several photos and combining them with computer software to transcend the visual limitations of standard photography.
It’s not exactly moving the pyramids, and the disclosure is front and center, but does it bother you that this is going on in the mainstream press?
“The mechanisms were simple. A camera with a pneumatic timing mechanism was attached to a bird with a cute little harness. Then, the bird was released, and every so often, the timer would go off, and a puff of compressed air would trigger the exposure.”