Art Gallery Reception
MAY 2-JUNE 24
Paula Reynolds, "Visual Diaries: Land and Sea"
Reception: Sunday, May 19, 2-4 PM
Never one to keep a written diary, the age of the digital photograph has lent itself to the creation of the Visual Diary. It documents my daily walks and travels over many years in two specific locations—the fields and farms around my home, and the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
When one traverses the same footpath or shoreline on a continual basis, an intimate relationship develops creating a heightened awareness of subtle changes. Details make themselves known, exaggerated by weather patterns or seasonal change. My method of documentation differs with each environment—fluidity in movement to capture the ever-changing sea, and a steady hand to document the details of the land. Mist, fog and frost, all components of water, are an integral part of my images. Inspiring details found in the fields, and the merging of seasons heighten my anticipation of the next opportunity to record and discover.
Paula has been a Fine Art photographer for over 20 years working in series, most notably Ocean and Landscape documentation. A graduate of The Maryland Institute College of Art, her photographs have been shown in several east coast galleries and exhibitions, and are included in collections both public and private in the US and internationally.
As a resident of the Green Spring Valley, Paula’s pursuit of the photographic landscape began, on a neighboring property. The former estate of Jean and Norman Baetjer, now known as Meadowdale, continues to offer a wealth of visual inspiration with its exquisite sunrises and pristine landscapes.
Her preference for early morning back light creates a dynamic interplay between ground, trees and various objects in the landscape. The meandering North Branch of the Jones Falls, lined with native white willow trees, contributes to mist filled mornings, creating sublime landscapes worthy of photographic documentation.