Virtual Studio Visit with Amy Lamb
"The beauty of nature, in all its abundant and diverse manifestations, surrounds us and, yet, easily can be overlooked. Because this beauty is fleeting and sometimes fragile, it motivates us to want to preserve it.
I create close-up images of flowers and fruit to illuminate their splendor, hold time at bay, and create a dialogue between the viewer and the natural world." - Amy Lamb
Enjoy the splendor of plant life as captured through an artist's lens. We will take an in-depth look at how a scientist-turned artist creates captivating images of the natural world. We will study how her work plays on the structural similarities found in nature. We will discover how a photographer both interprets and communicates the beauty and wonder in the world around us.
Amy Lamb is an artist based in Bethesda, MD. With a PhD in zoology and postdoctoral experience at the Basel Institute for Immunology in Switzerland and the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, she combines her scientific background with the creative process of photography to produce intimate, close-up botanical still-lifes. Observation is key to Lamb's process. She grows many of the flowers she photographs in her own garden, enabling her to become aware of the cyclical processes of each plant. Working within long-established tradition, her images evoke the painted still lifes of the past well as straight-photography, yet appear remarkably contemporary.