To Winslow
June 19th, 2013

Peak © Winslow Lockhart

To winslow, rather than just a road trip destination in Arizona, really should be a verb:

winslow verb \ˈwinz-ˌlō\ — to artistically paint with light across a camera sensor or film      <she winslowed the scene beautifully>

Winslow Lockhart (aka, “Wendy” to some) launched her website today, and her art is (IMHO) simply brilliant. When I first watched her photograph, I wasn’t certain what she was doing. OK, I could see that she was moving her camera, and I could somewhat envision the results. However, I was completely unprepared for the incredible work that she showed me. I was simply awed when I first saw her art. It overflows with feeling and emotion.

Many will look at her work and assume that it’s created in Photoshop, but it’s not. It’s created in camera. She literally “winslows.” She makes incredibly precise movements with her camera as she paints the light across her camera’s sensor. She has incredible control over those deliberate “brush” strokes of light. There is absolutely nothing haphazard about what she does. She holds parts of the scene, while letting the rest set the stage for what she has decided will be her subject. She paints the light across her sensor in the same way that a painter paints with oil across the canvas. The post-processing that she does is simple darkroom techniques that she does in Camera Raw.

Full disclosure: I not only love her work, but I love her, too. “To Winslow” can also be to address something to her, and here I wish to tell her that I love her deeply, am inspired by her art, am thrilled to be working side-by-side, and absolutely love sharing my life with her.

You can visit her site here: Go… now!

4 Responses to “To Winslow”

  1. Eli R. says:

    I remember the exact hotel we were outside in Lucca two years ago, when she showed us her portfolio. I remember bursting out – “But this is exhibition material!” and Wendys surprised answer “Really???” And I was thinking – how can she not see that?
    But now we all can. I can’t wait to scoot over there.

  2. Lynn says:

    Wow. They are stunning.


  3. Sharon says:

    These photos are amazing! Wendy is a true artist! I would love to see her work! No wonder you two are perfect together!

  4. Erika says:

    I’m in love with the incredible pictures!! They are really beautiful! I’m so happy to say I know the photographer who did this! <3

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