Spirit of the Forest
Photography by Linda DeStefano Brown
Size: 6x6 Print Only; 12x10.5 framed
About Linda DeStefano Brown
I earned my Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Master of Public Administration from Eastern Michigan University. During my Fine Art studies, I began my journey with a camera enjoying the solitude of my darkroom while processing black and white film using a Nikon F camera. Today I shoot digitally, processing and printing my own images. My equipment includes Nikon cameras and lenses, a teleconverter, a circular polarizer and numerous other filters. I also use LensBaby lenses to create in-camera visions. I use a tripod for those images that require a long exposure, but I usually shoot handheld. I print using an Epson P700 printer. Most of my images are printed on textured matte papers. I edit images using Lightroom, Photoshop, ON1, and Topaz. Through my photography, I search for hidden meanings beyond the visual world surrounding us, creating images that transform the ordinary into a visual journey of familiar feelings, thoughts, fantasies, and memories. Some images are very sharp and detailed while others are very much influenced by Impressionism’s interplay of light to present a poetic and ethereal feel. For me, time has become an idea that past, present and future are commingled into a single cerebral space. My work has been displayed at 6 Bridges Gallery, Maynard; ArtSpace, Maynard; ArtsWayland, Wayland; Boston Post Road Art Center, Marlborough; Fountain Street Fine Art Gallery, Boston; Hopkinton Center for the Arts, Hopkinton; Hudson Town Hall, Hudson; Look Optical, Maynard; Marlborough Public Library, Marlborough; MetroWest Chamber, Framingham; Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary Art Center, Sharon; Nancy’s Airfield Cafe, Stow; Plymouth Center for the Arts, Plymouth; and the Sprinkler Factory, Worcester. Publications include Harpers Magazine; Boston Voyager: Inspiring Local Women; Nature Photographer Magazine; and Best of Photography. I have self-published several books of my work and have issued numerous calendars.