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On display now at the Museum of Natural History   

Washington, DC


Autumn in Dolly Sods Wilderness, selected as a winner in the Wilderness50 competition, is now on display in the Smithsonian's Museum of Natural History in Washington DC, as of September 3rd, 2014.


This competition, organized by Nature's Best Photography magazine and adjudicated by a panel of judges from the Smithsonian, the Sierra Club, the Wilderness Society and the media, elected this work among others, to represent the beauty of America's wildernesses in their show commemorating the 50th anniversary of the official wilderness areas in the United States.


The work is also now in print in Nature's Best Photography magazine.


Also, select works of mine are now featured in Creative Quarterly 33: Best 100 of 2013


Faithfully yours, 
Augen

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My name is Augen (pronounced ow-ghen; in German it means "eyes.")

With your eyes you perceive the world and can see the beauty around you. And there is a lot of beauty in this world. It is sometimes easy to forget how much beauty there is around us. I choose to bring it into focus; highlight it - accentuate its exquisite detail.

How we perceive our environment reveals the condition of our spirit. And seeing a landscape through a photograph - through another's eyes - shares the condition of their spirit. If it is inspiring to you it imparts strength and conditions the spirit in you too.

In art, the process ultimately determines the quality of the result. And it seems that the more difficult the process, the greater the quality. In good art, there are no short-cuts, nothing easy ever achieved greatness.

So I shoot with film as my primary medium, not because it is more work, but because the digital world, for all it's convenience and ease, quantizes our delectably analog world, slicing it into byte-sized chunks, and sucking it's soul into a machine akin to a meat grinder, turning it into eye candy, visual fast food, as malnourishing to a soul as McBurgers are to the American populace.

Since going to film, my digital camera's primary role is now "expensive light meter."

But I must admit, it really does make an excellent light meter.

In visual mediums, symbolism is the language the artist uses to communicate his message. In spiritual realms, the symbolism of the process - how you perform a task - the materials you choose, how you apply them, and the intent you infuse, matters more than the outcome itself. Because by choosing the proper path, you have already chosen the outcome. You must only stay the course to achieve it. So is it significant then that in choosing to process with film, one takes a negative and turns it into a positive? I think that it is. For is this not like what life is really all about?

"You don't take a photograph, you make it." ~Ansel Adams

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kumpelphillipp1986 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the Llama.:) (Smile) 
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artamusica Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you kindly for the Llama!
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Qtfiddler Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks for the llama!! :D
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Radu-Mihai Featured By Owner Edited Nov 12, 2014
Thank You DD Sign  for the Llama...an important part of life ! Much appreciated! :)

P.S. :Interesting Gallery! :)
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knilch Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much for the llama! :)
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