For over 35 years it has been a passion and desire of mine to create art through photography. I have traveled down many roads; from college, to motherhood, to a career in the Navy, and now I am now finally embarking on my dream of creating and capturing moods and beauty that everyone can enjoy. I use photography as a means of self-expression. Capturing a moment in time and then creating a piece of art that moves and speaks to the viewer is my purpose. I love to work with natural light. The changing light of day and the moods created by it are the foundation of my photography. My photographs usually start with something from everyday life that we see, and then evolve into compositions in which the primary subject speaks to the viewer.
To me photography is a synthesis of my personal feelings; the subject evokes a sense of peace, wonder, beauty and/or mystery. With this philosophy I choose to capture life in the country. I like my photographs of everyday subjects to make one view the subject differently than one normally would. Serenity and simplicity are my primary goals. There are great photographs waiting to be found everywhere, everyday in our country living.
My goal is to capture this way of life to identify its many qualities. The philosophy is to help the viewer to a better understanding through my interpretation. The photograph of mine that I feel best illustrates this philosophy is the saddle with the old rope. The Cowboy’s tools (the saddle and rope) illustrate the essence of the story I am attempting to tell. I use light and fill the frame to craft the scene. These scenes are not easily created; it takes insight and then creativity in the darkroom or on a computer to produce the final photograph that captures the viewer’s attention. When my photographs do that, I know I have succeeded.
Come enjoy the peace and serenity of photographic work by Autumn Ginetti, our Featured AAFC Artist for June/July. Her work will display June 7 to August 7, 2018 and she will be in attendance for the 3rd Friday Receptions on June 15 and July 20, 4-8pm.