In Control by Karen M Kelly
© 2013 Karen M Kelly
Honorable Mention 4.
      Juror's Comment

      From Kim Komenich:

      "Texture, Action, Drama. This photo uses a split second in time to convey the moment where action meets reaction. This is a favorite place to be for photographers. It's where the original pictures are."

    • Title: In Control
    • Artist: Karen M Kelly
    • From: Golden, CO USA

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    • Phone: + 1 (480) 2165532
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    • Address: 15987 W 60th Circle
      Golden, CO 80403, USA

    Artist Statement

    "My life experiences and pleasures are translated through my work as an artist and photographer. I have been compelled by the innate power of the horse and its elegant beauty since childhood, striving to capture the raw energy and motion as well as the unique emotional connection between man and beast.

    "I am attracted to expressive and experimental styles of working which not only generates some surprises, but also affords a sense of personal freedom.

    "Sometimes a viewer will look twice at an image and not immediately be certain what the subject is exactly, but will definitely experience a positive feeling. I’ve had several people respond to pieces in this collection in a pure emotional fashion without even acknowledging the subject matter.

    "Shooting photos digitally has proven to be invaluable in capturing rare moments of raw textured forcefulness that sing with grace. Continuing with a vision, I work digitally to bring out the drama in a partial painterly manner hoping to invoke feelings of an almost musical sense of connectedness.

    "Photography is a language of visual expression and I work to present my vision artistically to the public and begin an emotive dialog with the viewers on my imagery and its content."