Artist: Don Lewis
Artist's Statement: Don Lewis has been taking photos off and on since he was old enough to hold a Kodak Brownie (a long time). In 2004 he bought his first digital camera and it rejuvenated his interest. He enjoys taking photos of landscapes, flowers and wildlife. National Parks of the Western U.S. are his favorite places to go. His favorite photos have lots of vivid colors.
Artist: Ted Williams
Artist's Statement: My interest in photography rekindled a few years ago when we bought a new digital SLR camera with a couple kit lenses. While the fundamentals are still the same, the new mostly digital technology makes it challenging and fun. You can experiment and learn quickly by making high quality mistakes that usually don’t cost much. Once in a while you get a good picture, or two. I have lived in Colorado for a long time and am making time to revisit some unique places in the back country that I traveled to and through years ago. A few of these areas are featured in this series, as are several local inhabitants I met and worked with in a photography class that featured amazing creatures from Hawk Quest. Despite big advancements in photography and digital technology in general, taking good pictures still requires a lot of diverse skills, persistence, patience and luck. I hope you like these scenes as much as I enjoyed capturing them.
Artist: Holly Endres
Artist's Statement: I have been excited by floral photography for years and have recently found a unique method of presentation which adds an additional artistic element to the photograph. These are original photographs of flowers taken mostly in Colorado but also Europe and Canada, double matted in wood frames.