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JOANN BENZINGER

Medium: Photography & Video , Open Studios , Visual Arts

Contact Information

[email protected]

joannbenzingerphotography.com

Artist Statement

I primarily shoot digital photography using a Nikon D7100 and do my post-processing on an iMac using Adobe Photoshop and Corel Painter. Incorporating digital textures and the addition of digital paint strokes add a personal touch to my work. Part of the art of photography is choosing a medium that fits the image - my choices include archival quality canvas, fine art watercolor papers and fine art photograph papers in smooth or natural fibers printed to order or in small batches on my Epson Stylus Pro 3880 printer. I love to experiment - my favorite question is “I wonder what will happen if I try this?!” That curiosity has led me to printing on alternative surfaces such as aluminum cans and non-typical papers as well as and trying different styles of image transfers.

Biography

Joann’s use of photography as a means of expression began with film and has journeyed to include digital and alternative methods. Her work has roots in more traditional media but has expanded to include unusual print surfaces such as aluminum cans and image transfers to wood. Joann shares her work at local art shows and personal exhibits as well as at the White Rabbit Gallery where she is a founding member. She teaches classes at Greenville Center for Creative Arts and Spartanburg Art Museum as well as gives private lessons in photography, digital processing, and alternative processes such as image transfers and cyanotypes.

Directions

Travel west on East North Street to Hwy 25/276 to Travelers Rest. Stay on 276. In downtown Travelers Rest, turn right at second stoplight onto S Poinsett Hwy - continue to 212 N Poinsett Hwy. Destination is Wild Hare Gallery on the right, located in same building as Fieldhouse Sports Bar.