When I pursue a Fine Art Photographic theme, I strive to bring to my viewing audience more than what is before the lens. I search for the feeling and then pursue a workflow to transmit that emotion to the audience. In many ways my goal is to use colors to shape the rhythm of a nature sonnet in much the same way poets use words or as composer might employ notes to shape music. It is instinctive, a gut feeling, something that I hear and see at the same time. That is how I express myself.
I have been actively involved in the art world for more than twenty-five years as an artist, a commercial artist, and web designer. Five years ago, the tug to learn photography and produce fine art images that allow my voice to be heard has become my passion. I dove into photography courses, fine art workshops, most recently, the Fine Art Photography Workshop series presented by Robert Killen who introduced me to the magic light of Mojave National Preserve.
Selected as the first female Artist In Residence for the Mojave National Preserve, photographer Terry L. Ells brings us Face to Face with the Mojave Belly Flowersó those tiny blossoms that carpet much of the desert during the wet spring months.
Photos were taken in the Cinder Cone area of the Mojave National Preserve in spring 2010. Exhibit dates are October 2, 2010 through January 3, 2011.
The show is located at the Desert Light Gallery in the historic Kelso Depot Visitor Center. The visitor center is located at the junction of Kelbaker and Kelso Cima Roads, Kelso, CA 92309.
© Terry L Ellis