ROWENE WEEMS

P H O T O G R A P H Y
8th Art Studio, LLC
all photographs ©roweneweems

​HOW I SEE                    FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHER

I work to capture moments, shapes and light that speak to me in ways I hope stir the viewer. My Wyoming home has sharpened my eye, while the experience of new cultures and environments further exercises my creative vision. I see my camera as a dynamic tool for connecting with the world, for deeper artistic exploration and experimentation.

I received a BA in Fine Arts from Kenyon College, with additional artistic study at Boston Museum School and University of Colorado. My continued photographic development includes Santa Fe Photography Workshops and Rocky Mountain School of Photography.

Over the last 30 years, my work has been part of group shows, solo exhibitions and private collections. Several photos have earned awards in Santa Fe Photography Workshops competitions. Images have appeared in the recent Princeton Press book on Tippet Rise Art Center, Architectural Digest, Boardwalk Gallery, SE Center for Photography exhibits, Nicolaysen Art Museum, AVA Art Center and more. Other professional work includes events, architecture and portraits. 

My recent solo exhibition, Poetry & Motion,

explored the tension between dynamism and discovery. This body of work reflects my lifelong attraction to the mystery in the partially rendered sketches of the masters and the impressionist style. Like them, I hope these images move the viewer to feel the energy of a captured moment. Photographer Ernst Haas put it beautifully when he explained why he chose motion to liberate his work:

...In music one remembers never one tone, but a melody, a theme, a movement. In dance, never a moment, but again, the beauty of a movement in time and space...

© 2019 by ROWENE WEEMS