Recently, I had the opportunity of exhibiting six landscape works at the InSight Gallery hosted by the Chicago Photography School during the Ravenswood Art Walk. It was a dream come true for me on many fronts. Ravenswood, on Chicago’s Northside, is where I grew up and I’ve always been a fan of the yearly end-of-summer art walk. I also love the community at the Chicago Photography School and to be on display alongside wonderful photographer friends was exciting.
Are you kidding me?! She had no idea how much her comment meant to me but I was ecstatic. My work somehow resonated enough with her to make the Ansel Adams connection. Of course I’m no Ansel Adams— far from it. And, although Adams is most known for his prolific black and white landscape photography, he also dabbled in color. Nevertheless, her comment offered some assurance that I’m artistically growing in the right direction.