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 am not interested in shooting new things- I am

 

interested to see things anew. -- Ernst Haas.

My camera is an extension of my body--it is a dynamic tool for artistic exploration and experimentation. Through the lens, I gain a deeper understanding and connection with the world. 

My Wyoming home has sharpened my eye, yet the experience of new cultures and environments further exercises my creative vision. 

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

Over the last 30 years, my work has won awards,  been part of many group exhibits, solo exhibitions, and private collections. Photographs have appeared in a recent Princeton Press book on Tippet Rise Art Center, Architectural Digest, Boardwalk Gallery, PhotoPlace Gallery,  New York Center for Photographic Art, 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,

explores the tension between dynamism and discovery. This body of work reflects my lifelong attraction to the impressionist painters and the partially rendered sketches of the masters. Like them, I hope these images create an element of mystery and 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