Kirk Anderson

ARTIST STATEMENT

Having lived in the Rocky Mountains most of my life, I am constantly observing the many moods of this dramatic landscape. As my travels take me on a path of world discovery, I am forever grateful for my fortunate beginning.

My love of photography as an art form became focused after studying with Howard Huff, Director of the Boise State University Art Department, and respected photographer/artist. Howard truly has the teacher’s gift.

The technical side of my trade was refined at Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, California. After Brooks, I further fine-tuned my skills by assisting other photographers on assignment. In photography, you never stop learning.

The inspiration for my work is found in the elements of nature. To photograph these elements, I explore the prairies and backcountry, waiting for the raw materials of light, season, and weather to work their magic. In the printing process the literal image recorded is manipulated to fully extract the image pre-visualized.

I approach my craft through complete involvement from the initial exposure to the final print. All editions are printed using the finest archival processes.

The motivation for my art is to discover visually, the natural essence of my subjects. By taking a split second from eternity and storing it intact, in a finished image, I attempt to express just how fleeting the world is, and for that matter our very existence.

My intention is to impart this feeling of natural splendor through blurred motion, use of bold and subtle color, nature’s design, ethereal weather, and sharp attention to detail. In a successful print the viewer senses a beautiful integration of light, color and composition.

Directions: At the north end of Lewis Street look immediately left for large photograph on garage door as you turn right onto the beginning of Northwood Way

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