About Rebecca Brogan
And the LORD said to Moses, ‘I will do the very thing you have asked, because I am pleased with you and I know you by name.’ Then Moses said, ‘Now show me your glory.'” (Exodus 33:14-18)
Who cannot but marvel at the immense complexity and diversity of life on our planet? Who cannot but be awestruck at the beauty of our natural world? Who could ever cease to be astounded by the unfathomable vastness of our universe?I have never lost my childlike wonder.
For me, landscape photography is an adventure to find new, hidden wonders concealed within the wilderness and to present them as beautiful artistic compositions to those who might otherwise never get the chance to see them.
As a Christian, I do not take any credit for the beauty of the scenes I shoot, for it is the artwork of God. For this reason, although all digital photos must be computer processed in order to restore that which the camera does not adequately capture (for cameras are nowhere near as sophisticated as our eyes), I deliberately avoid “Photoshopping” my images into fantasy. My artistic ethos is far more akin to National Geographic photographers (who seek to present the natural world as it is) rather than much of the mainstream landscape photography world, which frequently uses reality as a basis to manipulate an image into varying degrees of artistic fantasy. Speaking as an artist, there is no ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ way to develop an artistic image, for abstraction is as valid of an artistic style as realism. However, as a Christian, my goal is to present God’s artwork, not mine.
On many Saturdays I have a stall at Salamanca Market in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, where both my Christian artwork and Tasmanian wilderness landscape photography are featured and for sale.
Weather permitting, I work live on my easel.
(I am usually found within the first 20 stalls down from Davey St., across from St. David’s Park. If you would like to know exactly where I will be for a particular weekend, please email me at:firstname.lastname@example.org ).
Situated in the international port city of Hobart, Tasmania, Australia Salamanca Market attracts up to 25,000 visitors each Saturday from scores of different nations on every continent. The open-air market runs every Saturday (8:30 am – 3 pm) year round and features 300+ stalls of Tasmania’s finest arts, crafts, woodwork, local produce, wines, etc. as well as local buskers and entertainers.
My Tasmanian wilderness landscape photography is available for purchase at “The Wood Guys” at The Margate Train in Margate, Tasmania, Australia. Some of my featured photographs are also available for sale in specialty Tasmanian timber frames such as Huon Pine, Blackwood and Sassafras.The Wood Guys is a high quality gift shop within The Margate Train featuring specialty Tasmanian timber gifts and furniture as well as gifts in other artistic media made by local Tasmanian artists and craftsmen.