LEMAG is an online monthly magazine dedicated to presenting and promoting advanced long exposure and experimental photography.
Join our ZOOM talk
Talk title: Quiet Contemplation.
April 30th, 2021; 7pm UK time
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Zoom link to the talk will be send out to all participants in the morning of the day of the talk along with meeting ID.
Waiting room will be opened from 6:45 pm UK time and the talk will start 7:00 pm sharp.
There will be a 10 minutes’ break in the middle of the talk.
LEMAG is delighted to invite you to our monthly talk, this time with a wonderful US-based photographer Jan Bell whose exceptional monochrome work has inspired and keeps inspiring many photographers worldwide.
What Jan says about himself:
My passion for the arts was fostered in the early years of my life. Growing up on a farm in the flatlands of northwestern Ohio instilled an appreciation for the land. This innate passion has continued into my adult life and culminates with my portfolio of images.
I consider myself an avid adventurer and am most happy when I’m off the beaten path, exploring remote locations throughout North America.
Capturing portfolio grade photos is only a part of the experience. More often than not, it’s as much about quietly connecting with the natural world. During my visits, often weeks at a time, I feel myself decompress, and more importantly, begin to immerse myself in the landscape.
Simply studying my surroundings is a critical part of my creative process. During this time my mind is considering how to interpret what I see, and how best to compose my photographs.
Each photographer uses his or her own sensitivities to interpret the world, resulting in many varied styles. Rather than simply documenting what I see, I choose to look at the world in an artistic manner, creating my personal impression of it.
Whether it’s the inner folds of a plant, a secluded canyon or a coastline, or even a manmade structure, each photo represents an opportunity to consider the subject, almost apart from the meaning or function of that subject, in terms of the beauty of its form.
I focus on an intimate view, allowing one’s eye to see only selected elements of the whole. My work has been recognized with numerous awards and grants, which have, in turn, provided opportunities to expand my experiences, as well as my photography, in untold ways.
As Adams once said, “I hope that my work will encourage self expression in others and stimulate the search for beauty and creative excitement in the great world around us.” That is exactly what it has done for me.
What Jan says about the talk:
Talk topic: from vision to Fine-Art Print
Talk topic: The importance of continual creation
Talk topic: Inspirations and obsessions
Talk topic: Exploring the landscapes of America, Japan and China.
Talk topic: Fine art long exposure photography.
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