When I started out as a young photographer, a mentor and teacher asked, 'What do you want to shoot?' and I enthusiastically replied, 'EVERYTHING!'
Though I was gently disabused of this grandiosity and guided more specifically toward categories where my eye was naturally drawn, over time I realized my original answer was actually pretty close to the right one for me. Because where my eye was drawn was always to the story of an image, the flash of action, the grasp of light, the decisive moment of thought or expression. And every image, it seems - whether portrait, landscape, still life, animal, vegetable or mineral - has its own story in there somewhere. The trick is holding long enough to find it or having the great good fortune of catching it in the blink of an eye!
My artistic journey since then has been an eclectic one as well, taking me down various avenues of the creative arts but always with a camera in hand and a chronicler's eye. Though writing and music generally took center stage, in recent years I've become more focused on adding the visual component of my voice into the mix as well.
It has been a slow, steady process of experimentation, one that ultimately led to my particular style of visual storytelling. My learning has been mostly instinctual, with excellent tutelage and guidance from renowned and respected photographers and teachers along the way, and what has evolved over years of shooting on the road with various bands, recording international adventures in projects both personal and professional, or capturing those decisive moments in the natural or ambient light available (my favorite way to shoot), is what has ultimately found its way into these many galleries.
I joined up with Fine Art America (FAA) when interest spiked for my prints and I needed a way to streamline the delivery process...as well as, hopefully, expand my audience base. I invite you to enjoy a look through my pictures and galleries, purchase a print or two (no better gift, particularly for those who appreciate fine art!), perhaps some cards, certainly leave comments, 'like' or 'pin,' but, mostly, take your time and enjoy the images. There are many and it's a wild mix, I grant you, but each picture was chosen for its individual story and I have a feeling you'll find at least one that resonates with you!
For more details, music, links, and loads of fun bio pics, visit my site @ LorraineDevonWilke.com. Please feel free to get in touch regarding your own photographic needs, whether shooting, processing, research, or restoration, or just to send a note!
Thank you for stopping by. I hope you enjoy the work and I thank you in advance for your print choices. Be sure to check back frequently; I'll be adding images and galleries on an ongoing basis.