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Artist Showcase – Danielle Austen

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Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery (LST) is very pleased to announce that fine art photographer; Danielle Austen is now the gallery’s featured artist. Danielle has participated in many of the gallery’s past art competitions and she has placed in every art exhibition that she competed in!

Danielle Austen is an award winning documentary fine art photographer specializing in environmental portraits of nature. Danielle was trained in the traditional fine arts of painting, sculpture, drawing and photography where she received her BFA from Cornell University. She worked as a graphic designer before attending the master’s program at the Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, in photojournalism.

Working for newspapers and magazines, her editorial work has been published locally, regionally and nationally, including the 2002 issue of “Life’s, The Year in Pictures.” Returning to her fine art roots, she has combined her skills and training and has participated in more than two dozen national juried exhibits, and recently had a joint show at the Atrium Gallery in Morristown, NJ. Last year she was an Artist-in-Residence at the Everglades National Park and received a Fellowship from the Vermont Studio Center.

It was recently announced that Danielle was on the winners of Canon’s “Project Imaginat10n” Photo Contest. Her winning image was chosen by celebrity director, Biz Stone, the co-founder of Twitter, to help inspire his upcoming film.

Danielle states this about her art, “In a world of majestic beauty, I seek to document a more ‘quiet beauty.’ My nature photography focuses on the many tranquil aspects of my journeys. As an outdoorswoman and environmentalist, I love to explore my surroundings through hiking and kayaking, but I also discover great splendor on my drives through local neighborhoods. I often return to a certain scene multiple times, looking for that one moment to capture its essence.”

Danielle continues her thoughts, “I have always been attracted to the power of nature’s dynamic landscape and images with strong graphical elements, reflecting a love of the works of Ansel Adams. My photographs demonstrate the results of an investigation of light and shadow, the emotional impact of soft tones and the dramatic effect of sharp contrasts.”

She also adds the following, “As a documentary fine artist, I do not manipulate my images. I capture what I see — but try to capture what I feel while I am in the scene. I focus on documenting intimate portraits and unexpected views of the landscape. I search for what many may see as ordinary and see it as extraordinary.” Her website is www.danielleausten.com

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