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PHOTO-ART --  An Impressionist Direction in Art Photography

I am sometimes approached by patrons who express a desire for photographs that are "artistic" and not "photographic". I understand where they are coming from because my approach to photography is impressionistic in an attempt  to reveal what the eye and the heart sees rather than what the camera records. I use any method at my disposal to create these images of imagination. This includes camera movement, photographic filters, printing techniques, collages and, yes, digital manipulation to simplify or intensify color and affect. The following photo-impressionism is the result of a life-long crusade to find and photograph images that represent my inner feelings. -- DON O. THORPE

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MY BROTHER
SUNFLOWER CABIN

CARCASSONNE
PALMYRA WINDOW

NAUVOO FENCE

BARN EYES
LIBERTY BIRDS

PALMYRA FENCE

VENICE BRIDGE

AUTUMN FAMILY

SUN FENCE

PURPLE GRASS

CAT ON A BRIDGE
OLD CARS AT REST

GARDIAN ANGEL

SACRED GROVE

GROVE LEAVES

BLADES OF GRASS

MAINE LIGHTHOUSE

FRANCE

FRENCH RIVER VILLAGE
NAUVOO WAGON
AUTUMN FENCE

WINDING ROAD
STRASBOURG RIVER

TEMPLE HOME
MEETING HOUSE

WAGON WHEEL

FANTASIA

HORSE FENCE
ZION'S CAMP

TREK GUIDE

NAUVOO FIELDS
MOSAIC MOSQUE

ANGEL WAITING

SALT LAKE SKYLINE

HOLY GHOST

EXCALIBUR
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Don O. Thorpe has experimented with new directions in Art Photography for over half a century and is a pioneer in creative and contemporary photography. He has won many awards in art competition, and his art has been showcased in more than a dozen solo exhibits which include the Springville Museum of Art, Finch Lane Art Gallery, Eccles Art Center, Harris Fine Arts Gallery, and the Utah Council of Arts Gallery. His photography has been featured in international publications including, Camera 35, Modern Photography, the New Era, and Ensign magazines, and published in half a dozen books. The Amphoto Guide to Low Light Photography is a book written and illustrated by him, He is also highlighted in several books about the Holy Land including Israel Revealed which is completely illustrated by him.  Don brings 50+ years of experience to creative natural portraiture and uses Impressionist techniques to reveal the inner qualities of his subjects. His emphasis is on the positive aspects of life and he avoids demeaning and sensationalist images; there is enough of that already in the world. He sees life as a gift from God that becomes more valued with each passing moment, and he wants to share that feeling."


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Holy Land
Rural Yesterdays

France
Artist Statement  "My images are photographic reality by origin and impressionist in presentation. They are created in-camera and post-camera by special digital techniques that instill an Impressionist feeling while avoiding the heavy-handed use of software applications. I feel that this Impressionistic approach creates a sense of vibrancy that is difficult to achieve with traditional photography. My intent is to represent reality while presenting an ambience of emotion that transcends realism. The impressionist approach is more insightful to me than a strictly realistic presentation.
--- Don O. Thorpe ---

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