Featured Artist Deb Booth

Artsy Shark presents the stunning portfolio of photographer Deb Booth. Visit her website or catch a video of her work on YouTube to see more. 

 

Sunrise Serenity

“Sunrise Serenity”, a sunrise in Aruba by Deb Booth

 

I began taking photos when I took a solo trip to Italy, back in 2002.  I was going by myself, and wanted to bring back memories to share. I purchased my first digital camera – a 2 megapixel Kodak. My husband got me a printer for Christmas that year – and it came with digital editing software. Once I began working with digital editing, I was hooked.

As much as I enjoy getting a “perfect shot”, I also enjoy playing with my images – what comes out of the camera is only the beginning of the creative cycle for me. I like taking “what is” and turning it into “what could be”.

 

Collage: Stormy Weather Rider

“Collage: Stormy Weather Rider” A collage comprised of 7 different layers/images.

 

We’re surrounded by bits of glory that in our daily haste, get missed. I tend to see the world in a different light (thus, the name of my studio), and I try to pass that slightly cockeyed view on to those who see my work.

I continue to explore new ways to play with images… fractals, kaleidoscopes and collage are my latest toys. I use these techniques and programs to create prints, canvas wraps, note cards, bookmarks, books and relaxation videos geared towards healing.

 

Snow

Snow: Fractal that I duplicated and resized, to get a pretty trio of ‘snowflakes’.

 

I really believe that we’re all in this together – we’re all connected. What we put out is what we get back. I try to share my techniques and tips freely (heck, I didn’t come into this world knowing how to work Photoshop Elements!) If you’d like to know more about my methods and thought patterns, please ask!

 

Daisy Do

“Daisy Do” by photographer Deb Booth

 

Daisy Do:  A gerbera daisy – I loved the furls of the individual petals, and the “party” in the middle!

 

Release the Light

“Release the Light” by photographer Deb Booth

 

Release the Light:  I’ve begun experimenting with collage, and this was created shortly after the shooting in Newtown, CT.  I believe that in sorrow, we unite, and our tears and horror and compassion help to erase some of the pain and sadness of those affected.  Art heals – both the creator of the art, and the viewer.

 

Waterworks

“Waterworks” by photographer Deb Booth

 

Waterworks: a lily in the wee fish pond beside my 147 year-old farmhouse.  The symmetry and perfection of flowers never ceases to amaze and delight me.

 

Natural Composition

“Natural Composition” by photographer Deb Booth

 

Natural Composition:  I used my scanner to take this ‘composed shot’ of different bits of flora growing in my yard that particular day.

 

Spring Blues

“Spring Blues” by photographer Deb Booth

 

 

Serenity Flow

“Serenity Flow” by photographer Deb Booth

 

This is a shot of an iris that I played with, smudging the edges, and shifting the colors until I got something new, and interesting and abstract.

 

Dawn

“Dawn” by photographer Deb Booth

 

Captured in the parking lot on my way to a mammogram.  Proof positive that it pays to keep your camera with you at all times!  I use a 10 MP point-and-shoot that fits easily in my purse.

 

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Comments

  1. Deb, I’m happy to have discovered your work through this interview — your eye for interesting perspectives and ability to capture them are terrific; and the way you talk about your work makes me feel like I’m along for the ride! Thanks for sharing Deb with us, Artsy Shark.

    • Julia, thanks so much for your kind words! Believe it or not, I just found your comment – I’m sorry for the delayed response of gratitude 🙂 Hoping you’re finding ways to express your own creative light!

      • Oh what’s a couple of years between artists? I imagine you’ve done a lot of good work between then and now! To see mine, click on my name and it’ll pop you over to my website… Enjoy the last of the fall!

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