Black & Blue: a series of bold outdoor photographs and soft monotype prints. Come join us for a fun evening of art, conversation, and delicious cocktails!
With the ease of today’s smartphones and “photography” at the click of a button, it is easy to get discouraged by the inflated market. There is a fine line between mere photographs, and fine art images. The goal for my work is to capture what the naked eye cannot see. The majority of my photographs are in black and white. I would like the viewer to see them as an overall image, rather than the subject matter. They tend to be bold in contrast, rich in texture, and prompt emotional responses. My life and passions lie in the natural world, and this is directly reflected in my work.
Born on Cape Cod, raised in northern New Jersey, I was exposed to the arts from a young age. My mother a jeweler, and father a cabinetmaker, design and creativity were always present in the Bischoff household. We were not your typical “New Jersey” family; toting around in trucks and sketchy vans filled with lumber, booking it to the Cape for weekend getaways, and planning our next National Park trips out west, the values of hard work and appreciation were instilled in me from a young age. As a pre-teen, I used to steal my father’s camera and shoot photographs of my natural surroundings. In June 2013 at the age of 18, I was published by National Geographic’s Your Shot, of which awakened me to the belief that maybe my hobby of capturing images had more to it than I’d imagined. In 2016, I graduated from St. Lawrence University with honors studying Printmaking, Photography and Psychology. The majority of my work, in both photographs and prints, revolves around the natural world and my love for adventure.
Artist website: https://www.ellenstryker.com