Meet this week’s featured artist, Sarah Salomon, member since 2015:
ME: My name is Sarah Hood Salomon and I’m a fine art photographer. I live in Bethesda and work out of a converted garage space on the side of my house. I’m married and have 3 wonderful children and new granddaughter. I began taking photographs in high school and have been addicted ever since. I worked as a freelance photographer for about 20 years, but took time off to raise my family. Now that my kids are grown, I’m pursing the artistic side of photography.
MY ART: I use my photography to explore the emotional aspects of the world around me. I have an upcoming show at the Waverly Gallery in Bethesda, May 10 – June 4, 2016. It is called, “Solitudes,” and is about urban isolation. People seek privacy in various ways. Self-imposed seclusion is on greater display in a public place. The anonymity of a city allows, and forces, people to withdraw into their own spaces. Crowded settings provide opportunities for individuals to be overlooked; un-peopled places create an anteroom for lonely souls.
I utilize camera motion and slow shutter speeds to add a layer of anonymity to the subjects. By moving the camera while the shutter is open, familiar objects are slightly abstracted to reveal a more lyrical and universal moment. Characteristics are obscured so a viewer might recognize themselves in a similar reverie.
If you’d like to see more of my work, please visit my website; www.sarahhoodsalomon.com
MFA and ME: I joined MFA after seeing the fantastic exhibition opportunities they offer to artists. I’ve been in several group shows, and I am impressed with the friendliness and professionalism of the staff and volunteers.
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