Gale Myers - Photography
"The first photograph I took was of the snowy street in front of my house when I was young. The snow had emphasized the edges of the bricks with a powdery white. I thought it was beautiful. I asked my father if I could use his camera because I wanted to have a record of that moment before it was gone.
I have grown to realize that I see beauty and importance in places most people think to be normal or insignificant. With my large scale photographs of common scenes and objects, I like to point out that beauty can be found in unexpected places. Light, color, design, scale, balance, humor, surprise and simplicity; through formal education and random discovery, I have learned to consider these factors and decide how to portray them. As I share these things I have learned, my intent is to make a similar impact on the viewer through my photographs.
A successful photograph will affect the viewer. I like to point out objects and scenes in everyday life that seem insignificant. Through my photography I hope to help the viewer question their observations of what is important. After looking at my photographs, I like to think that you, the viewer, will become more insightful and appreciate how rich your own life is."
SAA Collective Gallery
105 N. 5th Street
Springfield, IL 62701
Wednesday - Saturday 11 AM - 5 PM
SAA Main Campus
Main Office, Studios,
M.G. Nelson Family Gallery, and Edwards Place
700 North 4th Street
Springfield, IL 62702
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Saturday 10 AM - 3 PM