Until I began photographing them through a spotting scope, I never had more than a casual interest in birds. They were there, then they were gone. Theirs was a sound in the background, mostly indistinguishable from all the rest. Peering into their world as I do now, I feel I’ve gained access to a secret place with inhabitants who are well aware of and by their very nature give support to the transience of life.
Initially this series began simply as a means of identification, but getting this close look at my subjects drew me in. The soft focus and the vignette created by the scope appealed to me.
What was here a moment ago is gone and I am left with its likeness, intimate yet vague, like a memory of a dream. Capturing these suspended, mysterious moments of the intangible is something I feel is worth exploring and sharing.
Professional Women Photographers International Competition, Spring 2014
Andrea Meislin, Juror, Published online
L.A. Center for Digital Art, Los Angeles, CA
Photographic Explorations, Keith Carter, Juror, Photographic Center, Seattle, WA. Paragone Gallery, Los Angeles, CA The Joslyn Fine Arts Center, Torrance, CA
Pergolina, Toluca Lake, CA A Silver Lining, Los Angeles, CA
Long Beach Arts Center, Long Beach, CA
Left Bank Gallery, Salt Lake City, UT
Open Space Gallery, Allentown, PA
Macy Gallery, Westchester, NY
birds have wings, One Picture Book, Nazraeli Press
Carol apprenticed with several successful commercial photographers in Los Angeles as both a studio assistant and a producer. She received formal training through workshops, classes at Santa Monica College and in private instruction.
Carol’s artwork is in numerous private and corporate collections. It is
included in the public collections of The Viceroy Anguilla, British West Indies; The Delfina Hotel, Santa Monica, CA; Sheraton Gateway Hotel, Los Angeles, CA; Eastern Columbia Lofts, Los Angeles, CA and The Viceroy Hotel, Miami, FL.
Carol is a native of Rochester, NY. She divides her time between Los Angeles, California, Taos, New Mexico and the Oregon coast.
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