My aim was to do justice to each distinct water surface: Ken Lockwood Gorge, NJ and Princeton's Barbara Smoyer Park, by juxtaposing the natural form with its abstract distillation.
I focused my lens on the water surface only and then zeroed in on the individual reflections of trees distilling them into abstractions of gold, copper, rust and pale greens. Bright and inky blues complemented the palette......
Born and raised in Germany, Tasha O’Neill first saw the beauty of Europe from the back of a VW bug. Love of adventure brought Tasha to America. Marrying in 1973, she has made her home in Princeton, New Jersey, ever since. As a private pilot, she appreciated the world from above. Following her early widowhood, Tasha experienced a photographic epiphany among frost flowers on the D&R Canal. She has been a member of Gallery 14 (a Fine Arts Cooperative) in Hopewell. NJ since 2005, creating close-up portraits of flowers, of architecture and trees. She has a love affair with Maine and specializes among other things in reflections in water. She is mainly self-taught. With her camera, Tasha captures local artists’ work for portfolios and web sites. Her themed note card collections and prints are available at tashaphotography.com.
Etudes Published March 01, 2009