OSWEGO, NY – Held over into February due to popular demand, you have several weeks left to catch these scintillating photographs from the land of fire and ice.
While Greenland is mostly glaciers, Iceland is active volcanoes mixed with ice and amazing scenery.
The capital of Reykjavik is home to three quarters of Iceland’s people and heated entirely by geothermal energy!
Janice Chapman’s photos capture the color and vistas of Iceland including the puffins and an ethereal Icelandic horse.
Stop in to the lowest level of the Oswego Public Library any day and enjoy them before they’re gone.
The library closes at 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and at 5 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Janice Chipman’s Artist Statement:
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 Jr. 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 two 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 2013 art show.
Since then, I have been able to travel a little and practice different techniques – in the mountains, on the dessert, on the coast, 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!