Bamalam photography brings together the combined creativity of Jean and Cherie - mother and daughter - artist and photographer. Inspired, always, by the beauty of nature: colour, texture and light; petal and leaf; feather and fur.Our styles differ. Our tastes are unique yet complementary, so you will find a variety of images in our collection from macro photography, capturing the first morning's dew, subtle shades of leaves and flowers to vivid abstract digital art, and studies of British birds.
Photography has always been a joy to me, from the first instance of pattern and colour and form catching my eye, to capturing the image and then tinkering in Photoshop. And I do like to tinker. I photograph soil and lumps of wood for their potential as interesting textures. I collect feathers, leaves and sticks to scan. I am lost without a camera in my hands.
My mother is an avid gardener and lover of trees. She has always been the artist, never happier than when she held a palette knife in hand, setting swathes of oil to canvas to create sweeping hills and stooping woodlands. But Arthritis of the hands and back forced her to stop. She could no longer stand at an easel or hold a brush or palette knife. So, for her, Photoshop has been a wonder, allowing her to once again create art and rekindle the artistic passion that her arthritis prevented her from pursuing for many years.
Manipulating coloured pixels is simply another medium - no less an art form than watercolour, oil or acrylic. Everything that requires a creative eye is art - whether capturing reflections on water with a camera, placing fine strokes of oil to canvas, or setting pixels to a digital page.
There is an artist in us all.
Bamalam Photography joined Pixels on August 5th, 2014.