We are please to feature the work of Anne Berry. Anne is a fine art photographer based in Atlanta, GA. She has received numerous awards for her work and has been working with Digital Silver Imaging for over a year.
“In today’s society pets are pampered and anthropomorphized, but animals are often overlooked and dismissed. My photographs are about the beauty of animals but, more importantly, about their plight. The pictorial quality of these images softens the shock, but the punch is there in the eyes and expressions of the animals. I anticipate the moment that I can capture something in the essence of an animal, so that through the photograph it speaks. Each animal begs the viewer to consider his place in a world where bulldozers are rapidly destroying animal habitats; he is an ambassador for all the animals in his species My work is currently featured in the Center for Fine Art Photography’s Black and White exhibit, and I am honored that Catherine Edelman chose Singe Noir (Black Monkey) as Juror’s Selection Runner Up: “The photograph captured the unquestionable link between ape and man in a way I have never seen.”
“My materials are a combination of old and new. I now capture the image digitally, but my habits are from shooting film: I do not look at the display screen, and I focus manually. I convert the image to black and white and manipulate it as I would in the darkroom, dodging, burning, and creating photomontages. The black and white medium is central to my vision. It helps me select only what is essential. Without color, form becomes the most important tool. Also, the absence of color removes the image from reality and helps to emphasize the spiritual value. The animal becomes not a document of reality but an archetype of universal significance. I especially love the quality and mood of true silver gelatin prints. There is a depth in these prints that pigment prints cannot create. I am excited to have found Eric Luden and Digital Silver Imaging.”