On exhibit at Shirlington Branch Library, September 2014
It’s been said that painters include, whereas photographers exclude. “Painters begin with a totally blank canvas, which they proceed to fill in with brush strokes to render the scene they want the viewer to see. Photographers begin with the cluttered jumble of reality in their viewfinder and selectively exclude all but the most vital aspects of the photograph they see in their mind’s eye.”
This description of photography captures my recent project entitled “Simplicity Within”. I began by taking pictures of grasses, reeds and rushes in pond water. Each image reveals, buried within the complexity of the scene a simple, sometimes elegant, sometimes whimsical, element of beauty.
To see more of Meryl Silver’s work, please visit: merylsilverphotography.com
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