Janice Chipman invites you to view her photography in the lowest level of the library (L2 in the elevator). She says, "a photograph can catch the essence of a moment, without interfering with that moment. We can immediately recall the salute of a three-year-old John Kennedy or the earth from space or the closeup of a snowflake - none of which will ever occur again in exactly the same way. This is what captured my interest in photography; that timeless documentation that can’t be undone - or even perfectly replicated.
I started taking pictures when I was young, and especially enjoyed taking my little Instamatic Camera out into the Kentucky countryside while in college. That was many years ago, but I never lost interest in photography. Then, about four years ago, I started over - with digital equipment. I found it more exciting than film photography because the feedback was immediate and the mistakes were free!
I was fortunate enough to be able to take a few short photography tours and a class at Cayuga Community College, where I won The President’s Award in the 2012 art show. Since then, I have been able to travel a little and practice different techniques - in the mountains, on the coast, in the desert, and around Central New York.
I hope you enjoy this Icelandic display and that YOU will begin planning or continue to plan your own photographic journeys!"