Sandy LeBrun-Evans - Fine Art Photography and Encaustic Photographic Art
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My latest exhibit was at Multiple Exposures Gallery, The Torpedo Factory, 105 N. Union Street, Alexandria, VA . Exhibit dates: March 25 - May 5, 2019 with Opening on April 7, 2019 from 2-4 p.m.
I visited Eaton Ranch in Wyoming in 2018 and was enamored with the lifestyle and how easy it was to forget the troubles of the world and to get lost in the past. On the top of a hill overlooking the ranch is W.W. Keen Butcher’s tombstone on which is written “The Outside of a Horse is Good for the Inside of the Man” or in this case “the Woman.”
Prints are in an edition of ten.
Also exhibited were 3 photo encaustic prints which were included.
Wrangle to Corral
Horses and Dust
Artist Statement for Exhibit
Camargue Horses #1
Camargue Horses Running in Surf
Camargue Horses #2
HARD TRUTHS photographs were all taken in McDowell county, WV. I grew up in Clarksburg, WV in a time when Main streets throughout the state were the hubs of the cities. Before Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc., people would gather around the Court House steps or any of the local stores (pre malls in small town WV). In those days, there were factories and mines supporting the towns. They are all gone now. Factories moved to other countries and mines shut down due to mine owner’s greed and government corruption, machines took the place of hundreds of miners. Being a fine art photographer, I support clean environment in every way, however, nothing was done to clean up the factory and mining exhaust and lethal leftovers. Factory workers and miners were just doing their jobs in a vey unsafe environment.
Prints are in edition of twenty-five.
Best Damn Miners
Coalwood Pool Welcomes You
Abandoned Funeral Home by Tracks
Drive to Town
Funeral Home by Tracks
Photographs for this portfolio were all taken in Maryland at J Bar W Ranch.
Rodeo Clown and Bull
Rodeo Clown and Rope
Ready to Help
Riders' Legs and Hat
WATERinCOLOR (with a few black and white)
These images are from an Exhibit that was held at Sonoma Cellar Gallery in Alexandria, Virginia.
Alternative process printing for some of the images utilizing layers of texture and printing on different substrates. Prints are available as well.
Hilton Head Beach and Clouds
Ruby Beach Surf Lines
Hunting Island Rocks
In the Mist
Under Folly Pier
Morning Colors, Rehoboth Beach
Blackwater Boat House
Blackwater Sticks and Birds
Lighthouse and Birds
YellowStone Bird Watching
Blackwater Morning with Birds
The beauty of Utah’s five national parks has captured many, but it is the history left behind that I see through my lens.
This exhibit focuses on images I captured while “driving by” on back roads or main roads as I travelled from Park City to Bryce Canyon National Park to Zion National Park to Arches National Park and finally stopping again in Thompson Springs, Utah (an abandoned town I photographed two years ago in the Forgotten portfolio).
These photographs could have been taken anywhere in the United States as busy interstates have taken traffic and business away from once heavily travelled back roads or as the economy has forced people to leave behind what they could no longer afford.
The images were printed on canvas and preserved in resin. Also archival fine art prints available.
Wagon and Shack
Train Tracks and Depot
Log School House
LIVING YESTERDAY TODAY
I photographed 150th Civil War Reenactments in Virginia and Maryland which occurred from 2011 through 2015. It was like stepping back in time as I captured the people reenacting the Northern and Southern soldier Living Yesterday Today.
The men, women and children who reenact the daily lives and battles of the soldiers on both sides of the Civil War or War Between the States spend their own money to enter the reenactments, buy their uniforms, tents, food and travel (some even bring their horses and canons) to make the history lesson we all learn by watching so very educational. They will stop and talk to you and impart history lessons you never learned in school. They love sharing the history with you the visitor.
What draws me and my camera to the reenactments are the early mornings as they prepare breakfast, children play, officers make plans for the battle, soldiers drill and then they break camp and march and/or ride to the battle ahead.
Prints are in edition of ten.
Gun and Cross
Lone Yankee Rider
Tents in the Morning
The two abandoned towns featured in this portfolio are Thompson Springs and Cisco, both in Utah.
Thompson Springs: The town originated in the late 19th century as a station stop on the Denver and Rio Grande Western RR. In the early 20th century the town thrived due to the development of coal mines in Sego Canyon, north of town. Around 1950 the passenger train station moved to Green River, Utah which led to the further economic hardship of Thompson Springs. Population was 39 at 2010 census.
Cisco: The town of Cisco is a ghost town that once was on old western railroad watering stop. The towns demise came with the end of the steam locomotive. Cisco survived into the 20th century long enough to acquire a zip code but due to its easy access and faint visibility from the freeway, vandals damaged most of the town and the relics. While photographing, I picked up at least 20 discharged gun casings. Cisco was a filming location for the movie “Thelma and Louise.”
Both towns were “Forgotten” when I-70 bypassed them.
Cafe 327 Squared
I Love You!
Red Chair and Truck
EASTERN STATE PRISON
This photo shoot was my first in depth study of HDR (High Dynamic Range) photography. Eastern State Prison is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. What is difficult about photographing inside the prison is there are skylights in each cell (the prison officials thought this would be humane treatment for the inmates), therefore, you are dealing with extreme lights and darks. In order to have detail in all parts of the image, multiple images must be shot and then blended together.
View of Cells
Green Barber Chair
Red Barber Chair
Fisheye View of Outside Gate
View of House from Prison
Chair and Shoes
Wagon and Stairs
It is truly like stepping back in time when you travel to Cuba. The people are lovely and very friendly. Such character to be found in each and every place you travel to in Cuba. I visited Cuba just before President Obama restored diplomatic relations. I’m very happy to have beaten the cruise ships into Cuba.
What the citizens of Cuba can do to keep a car running is amazing. Duct tape can hold parts of a car together!!!
Prints are in editions of twenty.
Cuba Cruisin' Square
You Following Me?
Cuba Rooftop Views and Havana Harbor
On a Wing and a Prayer
Standing on the Corner
I love that I can take such amazing and different photographs with my little iPhone that I always have with me. On photographic trips I never work my “big girl” camera images (save those for when I am back in my studio), only my iPhone images. I love all of the amazing apps that are available for us to create such different art. I do teach private and small group iPhone classes. If you are interested, contact me..