The [viewer] is arrested by the invitation to clasp an outstretched hand and is caught in a moment of time when something might happen. ~Scott Brewster
“Perspectival’s” photographic images seem to hold you captive within the parallel, converging lines, but are boundless in the impression of depth and distance. By invitation, charm, and challenge, the images draw your eye to the distance, indicating a door closing, a chance about to be lost, and reminding you this very moment is not timeless. You must consciously pause to be captivated in this very moment within the image.
Being mindful of the moment means taking this time of photographic capture to draw from beyond yourself, beyond where you stand at your start of the bridge, your opening to the sky, your continuance of travel, and your viewing the pinnacle. You will not pass by this exact place again in your life in the same way. You change and your context changes, changing the moment in the image—this moment of your life as you stop to be mindful, meditative, thinking of this moment before what comes next.
“Perspectival’s” monochrome shades join in the simplicity of mediation, reminding us that all that is wonderful in people, the world, and life doesn’t need to be brilliant with a rainbow of colors—the best and most meditative is often found in the simplest of forms or moments. Life goes on, but before you move on, you capture moments of your life like this to consider the perspective of meaning in just being.
Y. Hope Osborn UNITED STATES
Y. Hope Osborn realized her voice in writing in her 30s and her talent in photography in her 40s. However, art expressed through text or photo is part of who Hope has always been.
Hope builds on a lifelong writing talent, earning a Professional and Technical Writing BA summa cum laude and, in December 2020, earning an MA in the same with a Creative Nonfiction emphasis. Self-taught in photography, she seeks elusive great Captures, drawing out their eloquent features in processing to illustrate documents and websites and promote art in general.
From being a kid with a 110mm camera to now, Hope’s interest and eye has been trained by practice and an ever-growing love for the art of perspective. When she is photographing, you most find her looking up, turned at unnatural angles, or, with bystanders’ amusement, lying on the ground, to see the easily overlooked dimension or hidden pattern, particularly in architecture and its play with the natural world.
She immensely enjoys the interplay of her growing photo processing skills and her natural artistic instinct in further drawing out or showing off the Captures in their best light. She finds that each photo, each angle, each light, each season brings with it a new need in how it is processed. Cookie cutters don’t apply. She reaches to bring out the natural elements she sees and feels in a subject that may be lost in a camera—depth, detail, filigree, or flourish.
Despite Hope’s lifelong pursuit of photography, only last year did she share those perspectives with others in social media and local and international juried exhibitions, obtaining curation of her works with Black Box Gallery in Portland, OR; Amiee Thompson Gallery and Wellness Center in Inspi[Her]; and upcoming Little Rock’s The Repertoire Artworks Ann. Competing with many hundreds of international submissions per exhibit, Hope’s photography awards include many in online juried exhibits by Fusion Art; Light, Space and Time; Art-Competition; Contemporary Art Gallery Online; J. Mane Gallery; and Monovisions.
Most importantly, Hope knows to be a great writer, editor, and photographer is to be entrusted to express reality in ways that captivate, inspire, and/or inform.
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