Marty Desilets: The States Project: Pennsylvania
Marty Desilets‘ imagery has a personal connection to me; he is my husband after all. I can see his work and relive adventures that we had together. Through the years, I have learned that he takes an all or nothing approach to most things in life including his photography. In his own work, he sees the big picture and wants all of the people who experience his work to do the same.
By the big picture, I mean he wants you to see everything that you would see if you were standing there yourself, top to bottom, and to the very left and right of your periphery. To achieve this, he shoots panoramas composited from anywhere from 3-50 images, stitched meticulously with the intent of printing them larger than life and still retaining every inch of detail, making the viewer feel as if you are standing right where he is.
Clouds are emotional and tell stories within a landscape. It adds a certain apostrophe on a day, of an experience or a memory we have all had when we were out and about. When you look through Marty’s work, imagine you are standing right there, feeling the atmosphere, the wind blow, and the clouds pass by.
Marty’s work has been featured in galleries around the US, and on the cover of Digital Camera World Magazine, previously N-Photo. A few pieces from his newest series in progress exploring time and movement can be seen in a group show at the Connexions Gallery in Easton, PA.
Marty Desilets may not have been born with a camera in his hand, but he’s always had a photographer’s keen eye for movement, inspiration and detail. Desilets is a seasoned photographer with plenty of chops across a wide variety of subjects and shooting conditions. He is highly regarded for his landscape photography but has a personal passion for time-lapse, and ultra-high resolution panoramic photography. Desilets embraces the latest digital photography technology and has a soft spot in his heart for action sports cameras like the GoPro. His work has been professionally featured in web, print, broadcast and popular cultural media worldwide.
East Coast Clouds (2007 – 2016)
In this series of photographs, I express my love for adventure and the skies above. My respect for the locations I visit and the wonders of nature experienced along the way grows with every trip I take. Through my photographs, I attempt to share my experiences with the viewer.
As hard as I might try, my camera will never capture the world as my eyes observe it. Often, the images I come home with don’t do the scenes I witnessed justice. My goal for this series is to push the limits of the images I capture in an effort to illustrate the memories of the scene stored in my mind.
Every artist will see something different when standing in front of a scene. To this end, I believe an exceptional photograph does not merely document the scene at hand, as much as it joins the vision of the artist with the landscape ahead.
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Nadine Rovner: The States Project: PennsylvaniaApril 24th, 2016
Marty Desilets: The States Project: PennsylvaniaApril 23rd, 2016
Harold Ross: The States Project: PennsylvaniaApril 22nd, 2016
Florence Rodale: The States Project: PennsylvaniaApril 21st, 2016
Ed Panar: The States Project: PennsylvaniaApril 20th, 2016