By the Sea of Cape Cod
Artist Profile Rachel Jones is a fine art landscape photographer located on Cape Cod. Her photography shows the haunting beauty of Cape Cod, as well as its fragility. The area’s ecosystems are currently under heightened threat. Forest, marshes, ponds, and sea are at great risk from over development and effects of the heating planet. These photos are a tribute to what we have now, and an invitation to do what we can to preserve it.
The camera allows Rachel to explore photographic art in creative ways to emphasize movement and continual change. Through an intentional process of moving the camera during an exposure and lots of experimentation, she captures beyond what is seen and into the realm of what may be felt. She seeks to combine a tradition of impressionist painterly effect (Seurat, Monet) with that of conservation (Ansel Adams, Dorothea Lange, Robert Adams) and the concept of equivalence as practiced by Minor White. The latter emphasizes the resonant concordance of the emotion elicited by the scene, expressed in the photograph, and experienced by the viewer. Through this gateway she is discovering a sense of quiet contentment that helps retrieve clarity amidst turbulence.
Rachel Jones was born in Utica, N.Y. to a small immigrant family of holocaust survivors, tilting her sensibility toward social justice. She lived most of her life in the NYC area, then moved to New England. With decades of experience as a nurse particularly during the AIDS pandemic and engaging in research and practice of HIV prevention among women, her return to photography was like meeting a long-lost friend. Rachel is a juried fine art photographer at the Cape Cod Art Center and has exhibited there as well as other locations. For more information, please visit her website: www.racheljonesphotography.com
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By the Sea of Cape Cod These images were created to capture the movement, energy, luminosity, and rhythmic action of the sea. Whether the mood of the sea is that of storm-fueled waves or quiet calm; crashing against the coast, or nuzzling up to the shore, the moods of the sea are continuously changing. It was in the process of making these photos, that I became aware of how the changing moods of the sea resonated with my own. As I opened-up to the felt experience of the present moment by the sea I sensed a feeling of equanimity that may be reflected in these images. Through an intentional process of moving the camera during an exposure, I have found the results capture what is beyond what is seen and more into the realm of what can be felt.
Each photo is an archival pigment print on Canson Infinity fiber rag paper
Paper size in inches:
17 x 22 $150.00
11 x 17 $100.00
8.5 x 11 $75.00
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