Brevard, NC — February 23, 2011. Local photographer John D. Adams of PhoenixPhotography will be the featured artist for the month of March at Main Street Ltd., 147 East Main Street, Brevard, NC 28712. A reception to meet the artist will be held on site on Friday, March 4 2011 from 5 pm – 7 pm. The public is encouraged to attend.
Mr. Adams’ show, titled “In An Instant”, features canvas and framed prints of outdoor photography. “The challenge and thrill of making outdoor photographs is that each second is critical. The moment will never come again. The light will never hit a surface at exactly the same angle. The wind will blow a leaf in a different direction. A wisp of cloud will flit across the sun. The fun for me is trying to capture one of these moments in a way that honors and commemorates that split-second.” Attached please find more information on the artist’s biography and a description of the upcoming show.
All photographs in the show are available for purchase through Main St. Ltd. We hope to see you there!
To see more of John Adams’ work, visit his website at www.phoenixphotography.squarespace.com
For more information, contact Ann Hollingsworth at: 828-884-4974
or John Adams at: 828-384-8116
In An Instant…
Famed photographer Edward Steichen once remarked: “Every other artist begins [with] a blank canvas, a piece of paper…the photographer begins with the finished product.” But here’s the trick. That “finished product” is a moving target. Nothing we see in the natural world is ever static. Light, wind, temperature, climate, gravity…these forces make everything fluid and ever-changing.
The challenge and thrill of making outdoor photographs is that each second is critical. The moment will never come again. The light will never hit a surface at exactly the same angle. The wind will blow a leaf in a different direction. A wisp of cloud will flit across the sun. You get it. The fun for me is trying to capture one of these moments in a way that honors and commemorates that split-second.
I hope these pictures inspire you to take a closer look at the natural wonders and fleeting beauty that surround us.
Enjoy the show!
John D. Adams, Photographer
From The Artist…
From the passenger seat of my mom’s car, I took my first picture when I was around 7 years old. My mother had given me an old Brownie Special that must have belonged to an older relative. I was instantly fascinated. She bought me my first roll of black and white film and showed me how to load the camera. I looked out the window, brought the camera up to my eye and snapped. What a thrill! Something about framing the shot, selecting the subject, clicking the shutter. I was hooked. I still have that picture; an older man sitting in his 1972 Nova outside the barber shop on the single main street of my rural hometown.
Through the years I have always enjoyed taking pictures, but before I knew it, I got swept up in life and career and my picture-taking was relegated to business trips and vacations.
All of that changed when I moved to Brevard, NC. As a birthday gift I received my first digital camera. Between the spectacular scenery and the sudden freedom to shoot pictures without worrying about film processing, I rediscovered my passion for photography for the first time since I held that Brownie in my small hands.
Today, I have my own business – PhoenixPhotography. The name is pretty obvious: I’m beginning a new life. In this life, I’m a photographer. I’m an artist.
I hope you enjoy my work. If you have a few moments, take a look at my website: www.phoenixphotography.squarespace.com. I welcome your feedback.
“Art brings us in touch with deeper emotions and, indeed, expressions of our deepest selves. I celebrate the diversity of each of our minds and souls — that we can all be touched across the spectrum of emotion by a shared, yet deeply personal, artistic experience.” –John D. Adams
John D. Adams, Photographer