Linda DeStefano Brown
Through my photography, I search for hidden meanings beyond the visual reality of the world surrounding us. Whatever is depicted in the image is a metaphor for something else: Something that is familiar, a feeling that is deep within the subconscious, a reminder of something, or a playful fantasy world.
The images go beyond the duplication of the reality we see with our eyes, beyond the objects portrayed, presenting alternative ways of seeing and thinking about the complex existence we share. They invite the viewer to take a second look into a world of fantasy, memories, and newly created states of being. Through contemplation, the image then becomes unique to the viewer through her/his own thoughts, ideas, and remembrances. Because of the fluidity of time and the changing experiences we have, they can mean different things at different times.
I have a Bachelor of Fine Art and a Masters of Public Administration from Eastern Michigan University. During my Fine Art studies, I began my journey with a camera enjoying my solitude in a darkroom processing black and white film. I now work in digital photography with a Nikon camera and lenses and process with Lightroom, Photoshop, and ON1. Some images are very sharp and detailed while others are very much influenced by Impressionism to present a poetic and ethereal feel to them.
I am a member of 6 Bridges Gallery in Maynard and an associate member of Fountain Street Gallery in Boston. I am also a member of the Assabet Valley Camera Club and the River’s Edge Arts Alliance.
You can view more of my work at LDBrownImages.com.