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Andrew Morgan to Exhibit Railroad Photography

June 7 – July 23, 2014

Along the Rail: Andrew Morgan

Photographer Andrew Morgan has traveled along the railroad tracks between Culpeper and Remington to create a vision of what we oftentimes consider mundane. Meet the artist 1:30 to  3:30 p.m., June 7, during the 20th Annual Heritage Railway Festival.

His digital photographs will be on display, June 7 – July 23, 2014,  at the Center for the Arts at the Candy Factory, 9419 Battle Street, Manassas, VA 20110

www.center-for-the-arts.org

Gallery Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday

You can see more of his images on his website: anm76.com

An excerpt from his show:

I drive to work every morning, sometimes having no recollection of the miles passing by.  There’s so much that goes unseen, things we would never think of while speeding by in our cars.  Sometimes I wondered as I passed over the rails what it would be like to follow them mile after mile. Would there be enough to photograph or could I come up with something different when everything started to look the same. I figured this would force me to look at things differently.  So, I started a new project called “Along the Rail.”  I’m walking railroad tracks from town to town to capture scenery most people will never see.

The sunrise on my first morning was incredible,  just as good as any national park I’d been to.  The rails glowed orange, which seemed to go on for miles.  I’d never seen anything like it. It was almost as if it was inviting me in.

 

Biography:

Andrew N. Morgan’s photography career began when he was appointed as the Ship’s Photographer while serving in the United States Navy aboard the USS Guardian Post enlistment, his work developed into an art and has been cultivated into what he views as an extension of himself.

Working exclusively in digital format since 2007, his work has evolved into a vehicle to shares his view of the world with others. Andrew’s photography is centered on capturing what he sees and not necessarily what is actually present. The end result is the creation of dream-like images for others to see into his mind’s eye.  Often drawn to textures, contour lines, shapes and ratios, Morgan’s final images, heavily saturated and steeped with contrast, explore combined concepts of solitude, sadness, loneliness, abandonment, peacefulness, desire, and death and are intended to evoke personal contemplation from the viewer.

Andrew’s primary subjects include landscapes, waterfalls, cascades, atmospheric conditions, seasonal changes, architecture, and foreign culture. Influenced by his study of biology along with a love for the outdoors, and fascination with what many may consider “junk,” Andrew transforms his images into works of art by casting life into them by capturing light and richly saturated colors. Recent focuses include abandoned homes, agricultural buildings and open farm lands throughout Virginia’s rural farming communities, exploring what he has termed the “Forgotten Farmer,” with the intent to conjure a sense of wistfulness for an era long gone.

A Binghamton, New York native, Andrew holds a BS in Biology from Mary Washington College and currently lives in Culpeper, Virginia. His work has shown in galleries in Manhattan, Scottsdale, Arizona and throughout Virginia.  As a member of Art a La Carte, he is able to expand his audience to the Northern Virginia area.

Local photographer showcases beauty of the Piedmont

This photo from local photographer, Andrew Morgan, was taken in downtown Culpeper. “I took this photograph at sunset behind the County Farm Service.  If you follow the tracks down, the train depot is in the lower left corner.  I used an 18-200mm lens(set at 18mm), a Nikon D300, aperture priority set to f/7.1 ISO 200.  I processed the photo using Nikon software and Photoshop CS6.”

Keep an eye open for more of Andrew’s beautiful photos of the Piedmont region, posted here each week.

Biography:

Andrew N. Morgan’s photography career began when he was appointed as the Ship’s Photographer while serving in the United States Navy aboard the USS Guardian Post enlistment, his work developed into an art and has been cultivated into what he views as an extension of himself.

Working exclusively in digital format since 2007, his work has evolved into a vehicle to shares his view of the world with others. Andrew’s photography is centered on capturing what he sees and not necessarily what is actually present. The end result is the creation of dream-like images for others to see into his mind’s eye.  Often drawn to textures, contour lines, shapes and ratios, Morgan’s final images, heavily saturated and steeped with contrast, explore combined concepts of solitude, sadness, loneliness, abandonment, peacefulness, desire, and death and are intended to evoke personal contemplation from the viewer.

Andrew’s primary subjects include landscapes, waterfalls, cascades, atmospheric conditions, seasonal changes, architecture, and foreign culture. Influenced by his study of biology along with a love for the outdoors, and fascination with what many may consider “junk,” Andrew transforms his images into works of art by casting life into them by capturing light and richly saturated colors. Recent focuses include abandoned homes, agricultural buildings and open farm lands throughout Virginia’s rural farming communities, exploring what he has termed the “Forgotten Farmer,” with the intent to conjure a sense of wistfulness for an era long gone.

A Binghamton, New York native, Andrew holds a BS in Biology from Mary Washington College and currently lives in Culpeper, Virginia. His work has shown in galleries in Manhattan, Scottsdale, Arizona and throughout Virginia.  As a member of Art a La Carte, he is able to expand his audience to the Northern Virginia area. For more information visit his website: anm76.com

 

White Oak trail

 

 

Andrew Morgan took both photos on an early morning hike up White Oak trail this winter. “I took these pictures around 7 a.m. one winter morning at the upper falls at White Oak, Shenandoah National Park.  Both pictures are from a 5 shot panorama stitched together in Photoshop,” he explains.

Biography:

Andrew N. Morgan’s photography career began when he was appointed as the Ship’s Photographer while serving in the United States Navy aboard the USS Guardian Post enlistment, his work developed into an art and has been cultivated into what he views as an extension of himself.

Working exclusively in digital format since 2007, his work has evolved into a vehicle to shares his view of the world with others. Andrew’s photography is centered on capturing what he sees and not necessarily what is actually present. The end result is the creation of dream-like images for others to see into his mind’s eye.  Often drawn to textures, contour lines, shapes and ratios, Morgan’s final images, heavily saturated and steeped with contrast, explore combined concepts of solitude, sadness, loneliness, abandonment, peacefulness, desire, and death and are intended to evoke personal contemplation from the viewer.

Andrew’s primary subjects include landscapes, waterfalls, cascades, atmospheric conditions, seasonal changes, architecture, and foreign culture. Influenced by his study of biology along with a love for the outdoors, and fascination with what many may consider “junk,” Andrew transforms his images into works of art by casting life into them by capturing light and richly saturated colors. Recent focuses include abandoned homes, agricultural buildings and open farm lands throughout Virginia’s rural farming communities, exploring what he has termed the “Forgotten Farmer,” with the intent to conjure a sense of wistfulness for an era long gone.

A Binghamton, New York native, Andrew holds a BS in Biology from Mary Washington College and currently lives in Culpeper, Virginia. His work has shown in galleries in Manhattan, Scottsdale, Arizona and throughout Virginia.  As a member of Art a La Carte, he is able to expand his audience to the Northern Virginia area.

For more information visit his website: anm76.com

 

Andrew Morgan in Sperryville

Local photographer, Andrew Morgan took this breathtaking photo outside Sperryville a few weeks ago. Keep following for more photos from the Piedmont Region.

Biography:

Andrew N. Morgan’s photography career began when he was appointed as the Ship’s Photographer while serving in the United States Navy aboard the USS Guardian Post enlistment, his work developed into an art and has been cultivated into what he views as an extension of himself.

Working exclusively in digital format since 2007, his work has evolved into a vehicle to shares his view of the world with others. Andrew’s photography is centered on capturing what he sees and not necessarily what is actually present. The end result is the creation of dream-like images for others to see into his mind’s eye.  Often drawn to textures, contour lines, shapes and ratios, Morgan’s final images, heavily saturated and steeped with contrast, explore combined concepts of solitude, sadness, loneliness, abandonment, peacefulness, desire, and death and are intended to evoke personal contemplation from the viewer.

Andrew’s primary subjects include landscapes, waterfalls, cascades, atmospheric conditions, seasonal changes, architecture, and foreign culture. Influenced by his study of biology along with a love for the outdoors, and fascination with what many may consider “junk,” Andrew transforms his images into works of art by casting life into them by capturing light and richly saturated colors. Recent focuses include abandoned homes, agricultural buildings and open farm lands throughout Virginia’s rural farming communities, exploring what he has termed the “Forgotten Farmer,” with the intent to conjure a sense of wistfulness for an era long gone.

A Binghamton, New York native, Andrew holds a BS in Biology from Mary Washington College and currently lives in Culpeper, Virginia. His work has shown in galleries in Manhattan, Scottsdale, Arizona and throughout Virginia.  As a member of Art a La Carte, he is able to expand his audience to the Northern Virginia area.

For more information, visit his website: anm76.com

“Fractured”

On a cold spring morning in early March,  while traversing through my woods I stumbled upon this scene. The sun hit the water just right to bring out this complex, beautiful reflected image. The photo was included in my last batch of shots to complete my senior show. As I kept photographing over several months, my images became more complex. This is my most complex image yet and my favorite. “Fractured” illustrates the whole concept of my show: to make people notice the unseen complexity of nature and how important it is to preserve it.

This photo concludes my senior art show photographs taken in the Piedmont region. Watch for more of my photographs coming soon.

 

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Cassandra Brown is a local photographer who, over the past few weeks, as posted samples of her photography from her recent senior art show thesis exhibit at Bridgewater College. The exhibit ran from April 30 to May 12, 2012. Cassandra was inspired to focus on the reflections of trees in rivers and creeks around the Harrisonburg and Piedmont area. To see her introductory blog post, click here.
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