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Chasing Light

Posted 09.20.16 in Video Blog


Save the Date: 3rd Annual Studio Open House 10.22.16

Posted 09.20.16 in Exhibits Blog

 

THIRD ANNUAL STUDIO OPEN HOUSE:
Saturday, October 22, 2016

(5:30 pm - til you quit)
376 Trabert Ave NW, Atlanta, GA 30309 | map

Parking is limited - PLEASE USE UBER
Limited Valet Parking
Open Bar

ARTISTS:
Douglas Stratton
Myott
Doug Foltz
Catherine Wilmer

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"Break of Day" published in "Inspired Georgia"

Posted 08.29.16 in Blog Published Work

A copublication with Georgia Council for the Arts, Atlanta Celebrates Photography, Georgia Humanities, and the National Endowment for the Arts

inspired georgia

Inspired Georgia

Edited by Judson Mitcham, Michael David Murphy, and Karen L. Paty

Exploring the work of Georgia’s contemporary poets and photographers

Inspired Georgia is a unique collection of Georgia’s contemporary poets and photographers that engages the history and culture of the state, while serving as a document of some of the best and most powerful pieces penned by Georgia poets and images shot by Georgia photographers in recent years. Representing a wide range of styles, attitudes, and backgrounds, the poets either hail from Georgia or have spent a considerable amount of time in their adopted state. Chosen from previously published collections, representing various stages of the poets’ careers, these poems exemplify the great talent, insight, and creativity present in Georgia letters.

A geographically diverse representation of Georgia photographers is included, showcasing a wide range of talent well versed in making insightful and intimate images. The interweaving of photographs with poems (and poems with photographs) creates spaces of possibility, where what’s in the mind’s eye might (or might not) meet what’s found in front of the camera’s lens.

While complementary, the poems and photographs in Inspired Georgia are not in dialogue with each other—they echo, resonate, and reflect the places they inhabit. They pay homage to the ecology, terrain, and culture of Georgia, which in turn draws in, nurtures, and fuels the intellect of its many and varied artists.

 

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New York State of Mind

Posted 08.29.16 in New Photos Blog

About 10 years ago I new photograph was in my future but I didn't have any idea of where it would take me and how it would change my life. I grew up as a Jersey boy in the small town of Ocean City. As a kid I would experience the city of New York but I didn't  have the chance to really get to know it back then. I have been back to the Big Apple more times then I could count but on this trip I never touched the state of NY. I stayed in Frank Sinatra old hometown of Hoboken, NJ. This was captured at 9pm just as the blue hour finished and the night became dark. Standing high above the city streets this location was scouted out months ago. New York New York you really never sleep!

This photographic print was commissioned by someone who grew up in this area. The final print will be face mounted to acrylic glass at 60"x120" or 5 feet by 10 feet! This is the Largest print I can currently make... Once its finished I will make this good friend the happiest man alive.

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Time Will Tell

Posted 08.29.16 in New Photos Blog

Captured during a full moon roaring up behind a massive driftwood tree on a deserted beach. After around midnight I put up a hammock up and slept on the beach among the driftwood trees.

A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.

-Albert Einstein

 

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Mason Fine Art: A Taste of Herb - Friday, June 10

Posted 06.07.16 in Exhibits Blog

Mason Fine Art

A Taste of Herb

HERBERT CREECY // NEW FRIENDS AND NEW WORKS FROM OLD FRIENDS

FRIDAY, JUNE 10, 2016

OPENING RECEPTION FROM 6-9 PM.

http://masonfineartandevents.com/exhibitions/


Hambidge 2016 Art Auction + Field Experiment Gala

Posted 04.23.16 in Exhibits Blog

Hambidge 2016 Art Auction + Field Experiment Gala
Co-presented by the Goat Farm Arts Center
April 23, 2016, 7-10pm

Title- Low Tide at Olstinden Mountain Lofoten Islands

Series - Norway

Sitting on the Reinefjord watching the tide just role away. Olstinden is a Mountain in the Lofoten Archipelago of Norway that was shaped by glaciers during the Ice Age. Arctic light during these summer months can be truly magical. With 20 hours of day light the sun seems to play tricks on you. I used a 10 stop ND filter stacked with a polarizer filter to create a one minute exposed Photograph. This claimed the sea and blurred the clouds along with letting me see into the turquoise arctic waters.

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Lost Souls

Posted 04.06.16 in New Photos Blog

Along the barrier isles of South Carolina rests Live Oaks that once thrived by the sea. During the right lighting conditions you can witness colors that take your breath away. Life is good on these beaches and your soul feels connected to the creator.

I'll never forget this morning as long as I live. Brooks Julius and I went out to witness sunrise together... What we saw was magical!

The sunrise clouds have a S shape in them like the name Stratton. 

This morning was the morning my father went to the hospital. He passed away a day later…...

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Studio Open House 10.23.2015

Posted 10.14.15 in Exhibits Blog

When: Friday, October 23, 2015, 5pm - Till

Location: 376 Trabert Ave NW, Atlanta, GA 30309 (map)

Artist's Douglas Stratton, Myott and Doug Foltz’s will be showcasing new work at our annual Studio Open House. Come enjoy Art, food and drinks on Friday, October 23, 2015 


Aspens on Fire, Maroon Bells

Posted 10.14.15 in New Photos Blog

I believe that tomorrow isn't promised to you so you better live each day to it's fullest! We are but a dot on this planet and we live such short lives so I try to live each day as it could be my last.

I am blessed to be able to travel a lot and as I experience new locations I try and wakeup before the sunrise. That's my time of peace and I am normally by myself. I am always looking for amazing locations so I planned to be here at Maroon Bells near Aspen, CO as the fall colors where changing. Aspen trees are truly amazingly unique trees and this day their fall colors where at their peak. When most people think of the largest living organism on the planet, they usually think of a blue whale or a giant sequoia red wood tree. But the fact of the matter is the largest living organism is the aspen grove. Aspen trees are connected to each other by a massive roots system creating a large biomass. As one tree changes color so do all of the trees connected to the same root system.

Every morning while in Aspen I would wake up at 4am and make it up to Maroon Bells for that sunrise. There's a spiritual feeling that fills a need I have that's hard to explain. I need pure pristine nature in my life like you would need air or food. There's something inside of me that desires it and that natural high is something I am always in search of. I know now that I'll never fill that craving as long as I live. I am 33 years young now so I have a long life to live.  I hope you will follow along my journey.... It will be filled with views like this one... Peace be with you... I hope you enjoy my passion for these locations... I'll never stop exploring this beautiful world!

Cheers and Blessings
Douglas Stratton

 

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Stardust

Posted 08.24.15 in New Photos Blog

There are some moments in your life that you put yourself in the right place and at the right time. Photographing this remote beach this night was pure bliss. I knew everything was coming together! The moon had just set and I had reached the beach as it dipped below the trees. My eyes refocused to see stars scattering the sky like that of the ancient times. I love what I do and I hope you enjoy my passion for capturing the natural beauty around all of us at all different times of the day. This was just my imagination running away with me.

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Shadows' Flame

Posted 08.04.15 in New Photos Blog

As I walk in the shadows I see light beams from the sun finding their way down this slot canyon. I follow my path and my journey where it takes me I do not know. You can't hide from the truth
Because the truth is all there is.

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