Terry Barnes Photography
by Donna Rhodes
Bright, bold, vibrant, vivid.
That’s how Terry Barnes views the world. His digital genius intensifies what he sees, and he brings that brilliance to welcoming walls from cozy cabins to commercial entryways.
A self-taught, veteran photographer, he moved from the world of darkroom to a dynamic digital studio, marrying skills and secrets of both processes. He favors a larger format…bigger camera, more concentrated capture. That allows him to enlarge photos for prints on canvas in numbers of feet rather than inches. What does that do? It allows the viewer to take in a large, luxurious landscape as a crisp, clear vista. Like actually being there! No blur. No pixelation. We’re talking wow-factor.
Terry chooses a canvas presentation as opposed to frame and glass. Why? Aside from the fact it looks painterly, the glass puts a barrier, albeit transparent, between art and viewer. It affects not only the look, but the visual feel. A frame subconsciously limits the viewer’s perception. Terry wants the vista to be imagined past the photo’s perimeter. So, no glass, no frame, no limits. Terry says, “I like the way the canvases look and reach out to the viewer.”
Terry’s work can be seen at the best local venues: the Cashiers/Highlands Art League Shows (Fall Colors Show coming up in October), the Highlands Village Square Arts and Crafts Show (August 25-26), the Uptown Gallery in Franklin, and he participates in events at The Bascom. You may have spotted his commissioned pieces, chosen by decorators, for your friends’ homes.
Meet Terry during the Laurel’s Cover Artist Meet and Greet on Friday, August 2 at 5:30 P.M. at Studio 106.
Terry is available for workshops, presentations, lectures in addition to his showing. To learn more about commissioned pieces, his work, and/or his availability to speak or demo at your organization, visit his website, tbarnesphotography.photoshelter.com or contact him by email at email@example.com. You can also find him on Facebook at facebook.com/terrybarnesphotography.