A Different Light
Fine Art Photography by Doreen Osto
I grew up and live in rural Connecticut. Having the opportunity to travel at times, I am still fascinated by the natural beauty of New England, and have yet to lack in finding subject matter that invites me. Having learned the art of photography the “old fashion way”, I feel that only adds to the creativity of my work. There is much to be said for knowing how to shoot your own film, make your own adjustments (and mistakes!) during processing and printing in the darkroom.
My current focus with my Black and White photography images remains in the study of light in the hidden treasures found in rural Connecticut counties. Bringing to life the places and things that go seemingly unnoticed every day, fascinates and inspires me. My floral images are a personal study of spirit, light, texture, shadow, and color. I myself do not make major adjustments in Photoshop or any other editing program. For me, the magnificence of photography is in the composition, lighting, texture and value of the subject matter at the time the picture was taken.
Media Information: For my print film, the negatives are scanned on an Epson high quality scanner, minor if any, adjustments are made in Adobe Photoshop and then the photographs are printed on my Epson Photo 2200 printer using Epson inks and paper. For digital prints, the images are loaded into the computer from the camera, adjusted slightly in Photoshop and printed the same as my print film.
Formal Education: I have been actively taking photographs for over 20 years. My love of photography began at an early age and my formal training began in 1984 I have a BA in Graphic Design and Photography and a Masters in Art Education. I teach art full time in a Connecticut public school system.
Please feel free to email me with any comments or questions: Doreen@doreenosto.com
About the Artist
My current reflections… What do I see? What do I feel? Photography for me is the expression of life. The Art of Photography, at its core is about light; the use of, the lack of, the excess of, and the manipulation of light. A Different Light. Light, in essence is life. Finding, capturing and sharing the exquisiteness, and beauty in something so seemingly simple, stirs in me, and draws forth the greatest amount of satisfaction and joy. Through photography, I have found the medium in which to share my personal insight, my gift. My current focus with my Black and White images remains in the study of light in the hidden treasures found in Connecticut. Bringing to life the places and things that go seemingly unnoticed every day, fascinates and inspires me.
- The Artwell Gallery, Torrington, CT. 2009
- Work shown at Litchfield Jazz Festival 2009
- First, Second and Third Place ribbon winner, Goshen Fair 2007-2008.
- Recipient of the Sturdevant Purchase Award.
- Published finalist in The Best of College Photography Annual 1990.
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