Karen McCrea

Karen McCrea

It is said that whatever one pays attention to “grows”. This describes my passion for looking closely at, absorbing, then capturing the simple beauty in everyday objects. It takes concentration to see the jagged striations in granite rock, the textural bark on an old tree trunk, the tiny anther of a flower covered with pollen.

As a child, I grew up exploring two different natural ecosystems – the mountains of western North Carolina and the Cayman Islands in the Caribbean sea. My artistic mother taught me the marvelous habit of staring at and focusing on an object to reveal somewhat abstract details. All my adult life I have carried this habit with me of looking “up close”, and so I describe my photography as “UpClose and Personal”.

My morning walks are where I find inspiration. Each new season reveals changes in light and form allowing for my intuitive viewpoint to influence my photography.

When looking at one of my photographs for the first time, I ask myself if it makes me smile.

I hope you will smile too!

 

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