Artist Statement - Valerie Hayken Photography

Artist Statement

My photographs are visual studies of scenes that have inspired me. Utilizing light and shadow, line and shape, colors and shades of gray, textures and traditional camera equipment to compose the frame, I create images designed to capture the energy I feel when shooting. My landscape portfolio is comprised of experiences that have expanded my creative horizons.

Every photograph is a new challenge to create something fresh, to capture a different mood on a subject that may have been photographed before, and to translate the essence of that scene to film. From the fjords of New Zealand, to the valleys of American deserts, over the monuments of ancient civilizations and through my camera lens, I study the hidden drama of Earth’s most beautiful terrain in order to immortalize it in film.

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