Gayle Winslow

ARTIST STATEMENT

I have always been the keeper of my family’s antique snapshots, portraits and 8 mm movies. For me, there is just something about looking back at people and places of days gone by.  I love the idea of capturing a moment that will last for generations.

The act of taking photos, composing, finding the perfect light, the perfect shot, is very relaxing.  That time I spend, photographing, is almost like meditation for me.  I am alone with my camera and my subject, in the present moment, quiet and calm.  When I am out shooting, the noise and stress of daily life just seems to fall away.

There is so much to learn about photography.  The basics will stay the same, but there are always new tools to use and techniques to learn. I look forward to learning new skills, sharpening existing ones and freezing many more moments in time.

“To photograph is to hold one’s breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It’s at that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy.” -  Henri Cartier-Bresson