Arnold & Chris Galin
I have a Masters degree in Media and over thirty years experience as a wedding photographer. Upon retiring I wanted to take my photography in a different direction. After attending a photography workshop with Andre Gallant and Freeman Patterson as my instructors, began to explore new ways of looking at the world around us.
I have expanded my awareness of the environment around me and also discovered new camera techniques to express my new found feelings about nature and the world around us. In what I call “Nature in Motion”, through the use of panning, zooming, tilting and other camera techniques I now can really “see” through the eyes of the camera. I have also learned that there is no such thing as a bad photograph. If it is over or under exposed or even out of focus, you could possibly use it as an additional layer with a “normal” picture. Through the technique of montage, and “painting” with your camera, anything is possible. For me, it has opened up a new world that I have been overlooking all my life. It has become more than just seeing a tree in the forest, it has become looking for the bark on the tree, or the roots of the tree or even the blades of grass at the tree’s base. As Ernst Hass once said, “The camera doesn’t make a bit of difference. All of them can record what you are seeing. But, you have to SEE.
I have been photographing for thirty years; during that time my main focus was nature and lighthouses. I started experimenting with photographing glass objects and colored bottles, and incorporating flowers and other natural items; my goal is to create a photograph that renders the original "object" abstract. I create both abstract and representational photographs, as well as mixed media pieces that have their origins in a photograph. My artwork has been exhibited in art galleries
in Rome, Delmar, Skaneateles and Syracuse. I have received many awards including Outstanding Artistic Achievement from CNYAC Annual Art Exhibition. We participate in many art festivals
around New York State.
You can also purchase our items at the Artisan's Corner in Clinton New York.
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