"The exhibit, "Photographic
Impressionism" by Don O. Thorpe, demonstrates a deliberate search for techniques to produce spontaneous impressionistic images
emphasizes the emotions with an inner sensibility rather than visual reality.
This diverse representation of style and technique embraces the central idea of
EXHIBIT REVIEW IN THE CATALYST MAGAZINE
"Mr. Thorpe is experimenting
with different techniques which accentuate the possibilities of the photographic
image. He believes that these techniques give him the freedom for creative
expression with his camera, and that photography has an inherent means
of artistic expression that cannot be achieved in any other way. He believes
the observer can relate more closely to a photographic interpretation despite
the fact that the image can be changed to meet the artist's requirements."
EXHIBIT REVIEW IN THE SUNDAY HERALD
One-man Exhibit of Camera at the B.F. Larsen Gallery
"Mr. Thorpe has cultivated the
faculty that Henri Cartier-Bresson has described as the uncanny ability to
capture the right moment. Thorpe's landscapes are perceived with imagination and
recorded at mood filling moments. His study of haystacks recalls the style of
Impressionist Claude Monet. Though his images are of a different locale, the
magic of sunlight is still there."
EXHIBIT REVIEW IN THE TRIBUNE
Composition is excellent. Lines and masses flow in and around smoothly,
and the tonal values in the prints move subtly from high to low,
complementing the composition in a way that can only be described as pleasant. These pictures
are successful because they achieve the objectives Mr. Thorpe set for himself.
And we are proud of his accomplishment."
REVIEW IN CAMERA 35 MAGAZINE
"There is a special joy in meeting another photographer whom you instinctively
know has experienced the same wonder, and magic of your kind of photography.
Such was my reaction to Don O. Thorpe, who is an obviously talented and
accomplished professional. His enthusiasm is contagious. He is both a realist
and an idealist. His standards are high, technically and philosophically.
Thorpe is a seeker of truth, and he has found that the ability to use photography
in unusual conditions and with unusual techniques is essential to attaining
this high-minded goal. He is a kindred spirit, with common passions. He speaks my language. He shares
my aspirations to photographic expertise."
John Lewis Stage (Photographer for NATIONAL
GEOGRAPHIC & LIFE magazines)
I thought your images are the best that exist on the Internet.
I just found your website and
I'm awestruck by your photo Impressionism work. Thanks for
Very Nice Work. Since I come from Jerusalem
the Old City, usually photographs of Israel bore me but not this time. Who knows
maybe one day we will meet! I am a professional photographer too.
I just wanted to tell you much I enjoyed
looking at your photographic art of Jerusalem. Your photographs
capture visually the emotions and awe and reverence that I hold in my
heart today and always. Your photographs have an effect in that the
image passes through you and the response is much deeper than a visual
and aesthetic one - it resonates in the soul. Thank you. Shalom,
Mr. Thorpe, thank you. I am without words.
Your work has uplifted my spirit. Thank you for sharing your wonderful
gifts. This is just too wonderful to keep to myself.
Connie L. Fredericks
just viewed your photos and I am amazed by how beautiful they are. I have
never traveled to the Holy Land, but your photos inspire me to go. Not
only is the landscape awesome, but your interpretive photography captures even
more. I praise God for the gift of photography he has bestowed
I found your site on the internet and loved your beautiful photography.
I have some slides I purchased while there, but they don’t even compare to your amazing work. Your images
and words really brought me back to one of the greatest times of my life.
I just viewed your Website for the first time, and I am amazed and profoundly
touched by the beauty of your Photographs. They are truly Inspiring to look at. I would love to purchase several of your Photographs of various subjects.
Don, what a great
career. Your work has inspired and blessed countless people. It was an honor
to work with you many years ago, and I wish you many happy years to come.
Your work is beautiful and heartfelt. God’s
blessings to you, (it seems you have already been blessed!)
From years ago, I was drawn to and inspired to use your
images in CES slide sets, because they capture the true spirit of Israel--
the true spirit of Church history--the true spirit of our Savior! You are a
true artist. Long after you are gone, your work will remain as a legacy of
Paul Thomas Smith
Your inspiring art has changed my life.