There is something magical about Bandon, Oregon. Overall, there is something very different and mystical about the Pacific NW coast, but Bandon has it's own special feel and look. Like chess pieces lined up under a Rembrandt sky.
Review - "The Next Tsunami" by Bonnie Henderson
The worn wood bench creaks as I sit down. I’m early by two minutes, Cannon Beach Bookstore isn't quite open on this gray day in October. This particular bookstore is a favorite, from local topics to classics. It’s almost in the realm of pilgrimage when near Cannon Beach, Oregon, I have to stop and wander amongst the books.
The Allegory & Metaphor in Pixels ~ Kris Vockler
Metaphors and allegories you say? There are those in the photo world who firmly plant two feet and say the best photographs are the ones that are technically perfect and sharp. I contend that they are not. Some may feel this way, and that is just fine. I'm drawn to the photos with less focus and less than optimal aperture settings. The shots that give me the greatest joy to create and view are the ones that tell a story. That story may be an emotion, and with luck it's a metaphor or even an allegory.
An award-winning fine art photographer, Angie’s work has been internationally exhibited and published in publications such as: National Geographic, SHOTS Magazine, Rfoto Folio, Stark Magazine and F-stop Magazine. She has received awards from the International Photography Awards (IPA) and Prix de la Photographie Paris” (Px3) Awards, among others, and worked with global brands, such as Starwood Hotels & Resorts Inc., as well as local and national art consultants and private collectors.
Nev Nels is a photographer from suburban Chicago. He's drawn to pieces of spaces that are elemental to overall feel of place. His photographs act as brief but contemplative gazes, often packaging ironic or critical messaging into frames of beauty, humor or the everyday. Canons are his weapons of choice.