PSC HOSTS ZOOM PRESENTATION BY HANK ERDMANN ON JULY 15, 2021 AT 7:00 P.M. EDT
The PSC will host a Zoom presentation by Hank Erdmann on July 15, 2021, at 7:00 p.m., EDT. Mr. Erdmann’s presentation is titled: “Experiencing Versus Seeing, Using Your 11 Senses for Composition.” The first half of the presentation explores using one’s five human senses in image composition; the second half is about taking a further step of using what Mr. Erdmann calls the six artistic and psychological senses in image composition.
Mr. Erdmann has been a full-time professional photographer since 1980. He specializes in natural history and travel photography in North America. His images have been published in numerous calendars, magazines, books, and advertising pieces.
Mr. Erdmann resides in Will County, Illinois. He has photographed throughout North America, making the Midwest his primary geographic area of interest. A love of history, especially the maritime history of the Great Lakes gave rise to his special interest in the ports, shorelines, islands, and natural areas of Lakes Michigan and Superior and their surrounding environs.
In describing his photography, Mr. Erdmann says:
“My photographs are an expression of excitement and joy at seeing a fleeting moment when nature takes light and through color, form, line, and texture and creates an image that leaves a lasting impression in my mind. Occasionally, I’m fortunate to record such images on film. Man’s involvement with nature sometimes can cause striking images as well. I photograph scenes that show man’s enjoyment of nature, his sharing and use of it, his abuse of it, and nature’s effects on man-made objects.
I try to capture a piece of reality, a brief moment in the history of a subject. When making documentative images, I do not attempt to change nature or portray it as something it is not. I may take a piece of nature out of context, in the spirit of the great Eliot Porter, to make a more powerful statement with impact and interest. I also make other images of nature, images that explore seeing the natural image differently, making photographs of the natural world that go beyond the literal interpretation, using line, shape, form, color, pattern, texture, and movement in nature to create more artistic statements.
To see Mr. Edmann’s photography, please visit his website at: https://hankphoto.photoshelter.com/gallery-list
The Zoom link for the meeting is as follows (please copy and paste into your browser)