While studying at Arizona State University I took a cultural class focused on the Hindu death rituals in Varanasi along the Ganges River. A few years later, a dear friend invited me to India and Nepal to photograph syncretic shrines for his book and I found myself sitting on a Ghat, next to a cow,...Buy This Print
Amy Bates-Garone USA
I photograph many things, from a specific still to street and landscape where often I may find, to my surprise, additional subjects that become the focus. As change being the only constant in our universe, the ability to seize a moment and reinterpret it through our camera and eyes is both spiritual and enlightening as we too are a part of the moment and the landscape. From a flower’s short life to the light and shadows that fall into focus, the landscape, as do we, never fails to change.
My first clicks began when I borrowed my father’s Minolta camera when I was sixteen. More than thirty years later and still clicking, I continue to learn, reinterpret, and experiment. Formal education only permitted a few classes of darkroom experimentation, so primarily as self-taught, my photography continues to be trial and error and as ever changing as the light and shadows that present themselves.