Artist of the Month - Anne McCougheyArtist Reception: July 13th, 2015 | 4-7:00pm
I am a career schoolteacher and an avid amateur photographer, roles that serve to counterbalance the challenges of each other.
I classify my work as art photography because many of my creations are reflections or abstracts rather than traditional representational pictures. I’ve had formal instruction, selftraining and lots of onthefly practice with everything from wet darkrooms, pinhole imaging and computer enhancement. My current modus operandi is to carry a small camera at all times, and capture the found art of daily life.
I should use my tripod more often; I should avoid shooting while hanging from fire escapes, lying on gymnasium floors, and leaning from window casements; I’ve learned to ignore the stares of passersby and manage the impatience of my family members while on outings. So many lenses, so much light and energy, so little time!