Thursday, January 11, 2007

Terri Weifenbach

I don't know much about Terri Weifenbach, but something about her photographs grabs me. From her statement (I must say that personally I hate having to write an "artist's statement" but they do sometimes give a clue about the work):

Terri Weifenbach's photographs are careful observations of overlooked spaces and stolen moments - backyard gardens, a bee suspended in midair, the house across the street, open fields. Through her use of saturated color and selective focus we rediscover the wonder and lushness of nature.

There is more on the Photoeye Gallery site here.

She also has quite a number of books - I'd love to find a bargain copy of Snake Eyes which she did with her husband John Gossage (mind you I once bought a copy of her Instruction Manual No. 3 and it was - well a little tooo minimalist for me...)


Andrew Forrester said...

Her pictures also grab me, I wish I could put into words what it is that I like about them, but they seem to compliment John's & if they were in b/w you may even mistake them as being taken by him.

Luis said...

Weifenbach's work brings to mind Hugher Foote's, but is more emorionally expressive & less analytical. The color seems a little on the decorative side.

--- Luis

Anonymous said...

For me their power lies in the way one feels transported into a not-quite-defined world - the light and blurred forms hint but don't reveal, so I find myself able to imagine....
Her mastery is in the capturing of atmosphere without detail. Captivating. I look forward to seeing whether her work evolves into new areas.

I wonder if you could describe the "Instruction Manual" book in a bit more detail - web searches lead me to such decriptions as "The details, reproduced in offset color, function as emotional operating instructions for viewing the photographs from which they were taken." but what does that actually MEAN?
Is is a book describing how she composes or prints her images?