Lauren Leigh Hunter

Lauren Leigh Hunter

Port Ludlow, WA, United States

About Lauren Leigh Hunter

My world through the lens is focused on that random, infinite, changeable interface between nature and man. It draws me into a world of abstracts. It allows me to be “painterly” with what I see and alter my reality if I choose.

My “If Walls Could Talk” collection showcases the many designs nature creates with time, neglect and man's artful hand when buildings become obsolete. Graffiti and the ensuing paint overs contribute to the archaeology of the day, while water creates incredible stains that add cathedral-like qualities to a soaring ceiling. Wallpaper and fabric exhibit layers of personal history, uncovering a time capsule of life.

Living in an environment that embraces the sea, it's a natural transition to capture boats and many other related subjects, but it goes further than that. It's all about the the battered bows that take the brunt of Mother Nature's force. The sand that is etched by the tide, the rustic sides of ships that scream color, scratches and scars. The beauty of corroding parts laying around the shipyard in accidental disarray. It's also the history of old and sometimes abandoned ships that are rotting away and about the people who restore them to a workable future.
If you spend time with my portfolio you'll see that the drama of black and white plays a significant role in my work. It's a perfect genre for creating a magical feel to almost any photograph that has light and contrast, lending mystery to almost any subject. It can create a sense of importance and significance to a portrait. It allows the true essence of it's subject to come through.

My sense of adventure and visceral passion for photography leads me many places, encompassing many other subjects. Essentially it's all about the joy of exploring my world and the many crazy, intriguing, and fascinating things that I find when I open my mind and see.


laurenleighhunter.com
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http://www.facebook.com/pages/Lauren-L-Hunter-Fine-Art-Photography/379140562171255
Fine Art America - Waterborn Studios

Education

Seattle University - Seattle, WA Psychology

Entrepreneur - Antiques

Self taught artist with a life long love of art and design. The last two years have been a journey of letting go of inhibition and encouraging experimentation in Photography, Collage, Acrylic and Assemblage.

Events

Art Port Townsend 19th Annual Juried Art Show
"Expressions Northwest" - Northwind Arts Center
August 3 - August 27, 2017

The Alchemy of the Abstract - Juried Exhibition
June 1 - 26th, 2017 Northwind Arts Center

Columbia Winery April 1 - July 1, 2015
Woodinville, WA

Port Angeles Fine Art Center - Juried Exhibition
Art Convergence 2014 - "Wave Writer" Photograph - November 13 - January 9, 2015
1203 E. Lauridsen Blvd. Port Angeles, WA 98362

Northwind Arts Center
2409 Jefferson Street
Port Townsend, WA 98368
(360)379-1086
northwindarts.org

"Transformations" - Nothing Stays the Same
November 1 - December 2, 2013
Reception - Saturday, November 2, 2013 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Exhibitions

Columbia Winery April1 - July 1, 2015
Woodinville, WA

2409 Jefferson Street
Port Townsend, WA 98368
(360)379-1086
northwindarts.org

Transitions - Nothing Stays the Same

The photographers--Lauren Hunter, Keith Lazelle, Stephen Cunlffe, Allan Bruce Zee, Karen Frank, and Mitchel Osborne--present us with a world where everything is reinvented, sometimes moment by moment.

November 1, 2013 - December 2, 2013