Spirits of the Forest
Photography by Linda DeStefano Brown
About Linda DeStefano Brown
My images are ‘about’ something, rather than ‘of’ something. I search for hidden meanings beyond the visual reality of the world surrounding us, creating images that transform the ordinary into a visual journey that unleashes familiar feelings, thoughts, fantasies, and memories. They go beyond the reality we see with our eyes, presenting alternative ways of seeing and thinking about the complex existence we share. My images are strongly influenced by the Impressionist movement of the late 1800s, especially the works of Monet and Renoir. Like the Impressionists, I am concerned with the interplay of light. Emphasis is placed on reflections and the glow and absence of light to produce an ethereal presence.