|The Yellowhouse Gallery Presents:
|Artist Statement – Phyllis Kroetsch|
Back in my 20’s, a photographer friend told me, “you can take a camera into a blank room and take hundreds of photographs, with the shadows and corners.” I never forgot that. Ever since, I’ve looked and shaped and shadows at all different times of the day. I used to take photographs of the kids in the park, not really knowing the technical aspects, just playing with it. Life got in the way and I didn’t really photograph for years, although I never lost my interest. I grew up in the low country of Florida and really loved all the nature there. In 1997, I moved to the Outer Banks. I’ve always loved the marshes and the sound, the beach and the ocean, and all the birds and wildlife that live around here.
In 2008, I got my first truly good camera. I joined the Carolina Nature Photographers Association so that I could start really learning about photography.
One of my proudest moments as a photographer was learning that the Photographers Society of America had awarded my photograph Country Memories an Honorable Mention.
I love old houses, like the house I photographed for Country Memories. I like showing the passage of time. I like rust! I also like close-up macro photos of flowers and insects. I have a special love for the marshes and the sound as well as for the beach. I love taking pictures of birds and wildlife. I just can’t seem to get interested in formal portraits; I do think I could get interested in character images. I’d rather make candid photographs, looking for different expressions, for laughter or anger or surprise. A posed shot doesn’t interest me at all.
I hope my photographs help folks remember places and times that might otherwise go unnoticed or forgotten.
The Yellowhouse Gallery
|1. Eve Turek - Yellowhouse Gallery Owner, Photography (view work)|
|2. Eve Turek, Gallery Owner -- Travel Photography (view work)|
|Anne Sader - OBX Map (view work)|
|Anne Vaughn Designs - Jewelry (view work)|
|Benjamin Burns Great White Oak Gallery - Pottery (view work)|
|Cagle Road Pottery - Seagrove Pottery (view work)|
|Dan Waters - Photography (view work)|
|David Huff - Photography (view work)|
|Deborah Hershey - Glass Collage Art (view work)|
|George Wood - Photography (view work)|
|Gordon Kreplin, Photographic Artist - Photography (view work)|
|Gretchen Dibler - Jewelry (view work)|
|Jewelers - Sea Glass, Larimar, Sterling, Gemstones, Mixed Metals (view work)|
|Judith Bailey - Assemblage, Art Journaling Demos (view work)|
|Keith Martindale - Pottery from Seagrove (view work)|
|Lab Partners - Jewelry (view work)|
|Liztech - Jewelry (view work)|
|Lynne Alterman - Photography (view work)|
|OBX Maps (view work)|
|Phyllis Kroetsch (view work)|
|Ray Matthews - Photography (view work)|
|Stephanie Kiker - Tiles, light switches, coasters (view work)|
|Steve Alterman - Photography (view work)|
|Yellowhouse Gallery - Honoring our roots, spreading our wings (view work)|
Pea Island Dunes
Ray Matthews - Photography