It takes more to become a master painter than buying the same type of brushes that Picasso used. Yet many feel that all it takes to become a “photographer” is to take a snapshot. Buying a camera doesn't make someone a photographer: it only makes her a camera owner. In fine art photography, the artist uses camera gear as a painter uses paints, brushes, and canvas... as tools with which to express her unique take on the world. We create pretty pictures - or disturbing ones or informative ones – because it is in our nature to do so. There is a voice inside that will not be ignored.
Biography: A New England native, award-winning photographer Lynne Guimond Findlay has captured memorable images in the most distant reaches of the world. Her work has - been displayed in area galleries - been published internationally, and - received national recognition and awards. She spent several years working in the magazine industry, where she purchased, edited, and cropped photography for use in local and international publications. Lynne brought together teams of editors and photographers, to develop images that complemented and augmented the magazines’ articles and advertisements. Over that time, she reviewed tens of thousands of photographs and personally art-directed hundreds of assignments. Sparked by a lifelong interest in the arts, Lynne purchased her first professional-caliber camera only four years ago. Since then, she has recorded remarkable images in Nepal, Thailand, Ireland, Egypt, London, Morocco, Spain… as well as much closer to home. In June 2004, Lynne purchased her first digital camera; less than a month later, she opened her first all-digital juried exhibit. In August 2004, she experimented with commentary art; her first efforts were almost immediately accepted by a Boston gallery. Her background as an art director and photographer is reflected in her work. Many of Lynne’s portraits are made from an unusually intimate distance. Her landscape and cityscape shots debunk the "wide-angle" stereotype, and her still life images are iconographic. Lynne specializes in "through the lens" composition, so her images are rarely, if ever, cropped. Her work centers around travel photography, fine art, and commentary images. Lynne is a juried member of the Cambridge (MA) Art Association, the New Hampshire Art Association, and the Sharon Arts Center. She is also a member of the N.H. Society of Photographic Artists and the Newburyport (MA) Art Association. In 2005, she was named a finalist in the 25th Annual Spring Photo Competition, co-sponsored by Photographers Forum Magazine and Canon, Inc. This is the second time that her work has been recognized by the publication: she was also awarded finalist status in its 2002 international competition. For an up-to-date exhibition schedule and photo-related articles, please visit www.freewebs.com/lgfindlay/index2.htm
Country: United States
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