After the rain, large droplets fell from the tree onto the pond. Without thought I snapped some photos. What a surprise when downloading this photo to discover the house, trees, and even this photographer reflected in the tiny sphere of the raindrop.
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I have always found solace and a spiritual home in nature.
I’m drawn to reflection and transparency and to the serenity and promise of the early morning light on ponds, forests, shores, and rivers.
Over time, my landscape images have evolved through the use of intentional camera movement, double exposure, and the blending of multiple photos. These techniques allow me to create a more personalized vision of the environments that I photograph, revealing inviting images of tranquility that are at once both fleeting and fragile.
Bonnie Newman is a photographer, outdoor enthusiast and avid traveler. With her camera, she experiences and captures the splendor of nature, compelling moments, and new environments.
Newman finds inspiration in nature, whether an expansive landscape or a detail that catches her eye. She sees abstraction everywhere and is attracted to shapes, transparency, distortion and fragmentation. Her recent landscape work utilizes the techniques of transparency and reflection, double exposure, and intentional camera movement to reveal her singular vision of a scene. The resulting images vacillate between serene and edgy, offering a flight from reality combined with a hint of mystery.
Newman’s photographs have been exhibited in a solo show at the Cary Public Library in Lexington MA. She has also exhibited at the Griffin Museum of Photography and juried in to group exhibitions at the Cambridge Art Association, Arlington Center for the Arts, Plymouth Center for the Arts, and Gallery Twist in Lexington.
She photographs for the Brewster Conservation Trust and the Town of Lexington Conservation Department, and her photos are on display at Brewster (MA) Town Hall, and the Lexington (MA) Visitor’s Center and in private collections.
Newman has taken photography courses with Emily Belz at the Arlington Center for the Arts, Griffin Museum of Photography, and the DeCordova Museum. (2015-2020). She participated in the Atelier 33 at the Griffin, has taken online workshops with Valda Bailey and Doug Chinnery, and workshops on Cape Cod with Steven Koppel and Julia Cumes .
Newman lives in Lexington and Brewster MA
First Light--Griffin Museum of Photography (@WinCam)
Curated by Crista Dix
Reflections on Smalls Pond -- Cary Public Library; Lexington MA
Selected Juried and Group Exhibitions
Fragments of Inheritance--baileychinnery.com (online)
Fabulous (exhibition cover photo) --Plymouth Center for the Arts
What Catches the Eye-- Bedford (MA) Public Library
Curated by Erin Carey
Annual Juried Art Show and Festival --Plymouth Center for the Arts, Plymouth MA
Juried by Wallace Marosek and Liz Haywood-Sullivan
Mary Schein Fall Salon--Charles River Speedway Gallery--Cambridge Art Association
The Fine Art of Photography 2021 -- Plymouth Center for the Arts, Plymouth, MA
Juried by Emily Belz and Jessica Burko
Morning Impressions: Cape Cod -- Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester MA
Illumination -- Gallery Twist, Lexington, MA
Juried by Gillian Ross, Gallery Twist
The Experience of Looking -- Cambridge Art Association
Juried by Rebecca Schnopp (online)
Inside/Outside -- Cambridge Art Association
Juried by Erin Becker (online)
Nature/Nurture -- Arlington Center for the Arts
Juried by Laura McPhee, Mass College of Art and Design
Very Superstitious -- Arlington Center for the Arts
Juried by Caitee Hoglund, 13 Forest Gallery
I’m New Here-Reflections on Immigration -- Arlington Center for the Arts
Juried by Boriana Kantcheva, Chandler Gallery; Maud Morgan Art Center
Lexington Conservation Land -- Cary Library and Lexington (MA) Community Center
Curated by Bonnie Newman and Jordan McCarron
Brewster’s Natural Beauty…Protected -- Brewster (MA) Ladies Library
Curated by Bonnie Newman and Dorria Marsh
Bedford Center for the Arts Photography Group, Bedford MA
Cape Cod Art Center, Barnstable MA;
Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester MA
Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge MA
Plymouth Center for the Arts, Plymouth, MA
B.S. University of Minnesota French and Education
M.A. University of Wisconsin French and Education
M.A. Antioch Graduate School Counseling
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