Wednesday, 11 April 2012
Sean Griffin : Featured Artist
Sean Griffin is an award-winning American photographer living in the beautiful Pacific Northwest of the United States. His work has been recognized by The Smithsonian, the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association, The Tacoma Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau and FineArt America.
A Bald Eagle ruffles its feathers to discourage the presence of an approaching photographer. A beautiful artwork of a Bald Eagle in all its glory!
Sean Griffin was born in the tiny northern California lumber town of McCloud, located on the slopes of Mount Shasta, but was raised mostly in the San Francisco Bay Area. He developed a passion for photography in 1974 when a friend lent him a 35mm SLR Pentax camera to take on a week-long bicycle tour of the California coast. During that journey (which also launched a 21-year career in journalism) he stopped at the Weston Gallery in Carmel-by-the-Sea, fell in love with Edward Weston's breathtaking photography, and resolved to learn how to use a camera to capture the right thing at the right moment in the right way. The same friend who lent him the Pentax encouraged his pursuit by lending him his darkroom equipment and the multi-volume Time-Life Photography series of books.
In all honesty, after viewing Sean's beautiful portfolio, Sean has certainly taken the right career path.
Spring's eruption begins in the orchards of the Pacific Northwest.
A cowboy transfers from his horse to the steer in the steer-wrestling competition at the Grays Harbor Mounted Posse Rodeo in Elma, Washington, USA
Beautiful capture of a Rough-Legged Hawk In Flight.
Sean Griffin seeks the extraordinary in the ordinary; a bias that forms much of his work. With his abstract imagery he exploits the unique qualities of digital image capture and finds a delicate and unseen grandeur.
Taken at night at slow shutter speed with the camera in motion to tease out some of the wonderful effects possible in digital photography.
I adore Kaleidoscopic art and this once reminds me very much of the begining of a Mandala artwork; the beauty and reflectivity pull the viewer into the many prisms.
What is more beautiful than a perfect rose? Many things, but few.
To complete my wonderful journey through Sean Griffin's portfolio, I present this charming work that for me, is one of those images that once seen is not forgotten.
Babes In a Manger.
This artwork not only appeals to the animal lover within, but on an artistic level the talent of the artist is seen so clearly. Seans presents us with a scene that embodes us with a feeling of endearment for all creatures great and small.
I would sincerely like to thank Sean for granting me permission to feature his works, although the pleasure has truly been mine.
Please visit Sean Griffin's works; you won't be disappointed. Click Below!
Enjoy your visit to Sean's world.
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