Featured Artist Barbara Simmons

Photographer Barbara Simmons presents a portfolio filled with vibrant colors and textures. Visit her website to see more of her work.

 

Rain Rain Go Away

“Rain Rain Go Away” Digital Image by photographer Barbara Simmons

 

As a young child, I could always be found wandering around with a camera in my hand.  Too young to own one, but not too young to look through that viewfiender!  It seemed as though I could ‘see’ life clearer through that little hole!  All grown up and I’m still looking at life through that viewfinder.

 

Right Before the Rain

“Right Before the Rain” Digital Image by photographer Barbara
Simmons

 

For me, it’s the click of the shutter that signals the start of a new creation… that instant of stillness, the quiet excitement of knowing, the joy of being present in the present.

 

Tomorrow's Dreams

“Tomorrow’s Dreams” Digital Image by photographer Barbara Simmons

 

Every action thereafter, in creativity, stems from that one moment captured.

 

The Gathering

“The Gathering” Digital Image by photographer Barbara Simmons

 

Once the image is uploaded and while working in the technologies available to photographers, rarely do I actually know for certain the next step that will reveal that “emotional recognition” of the moment.

 

"Beyond the Wildflower" Digital Image - by photographer Barbara Simmons

“Beyond the Wildflower” Digital Image by photographer Barbara Simmons

 

Layering image textures, using photographic composites which is combining two or more separate photographs to create an image, painting with light; all these techniques are the actions that lead closer to the mystery that unfolds. But certainly, each individual image dictates the action taken.

 

"Trio"  Digital Image by photographer Barbara Simmons

“Trio” Digital Image by photographer Barbara Simmons

 

I believe the emotional content of an image is the most important element, regardless of the technique.

 

"Paradise Island Lighthouse" Digital Image by photographer Barbara Simmons

“Paradise Island Lighthouse” Digital Image by photographer Barbara Simmons

 

Therefore my goal is to evoke an emotional reaction.  One that remains in the heart.

 

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Comments

  1. Mary Forman says:

    Your pictures are breathtaking! I love the way you capture scene, it envokes a story!

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