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Winter's Fury

charlotte gibb

Original photograph signed and numbered by Charlotte Gibb
Archival pigment photograph
Mounted and overmatted with 4-ply archival museum board
Multiple sizes available (See Print Size Information)

$450.00
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About the Artist

Charlotte Gibb is an award-winning and renowned nature and landscape photographer based in Northern California.  She is known for her mastery of "Intimate Landscapes" — small scenes derived from a large landscape. 

The youngest of nine, she spent her early life playing and exploring the rural Northern California mountain area of her childhood home. Her father, an avid mountain climber and nature lover, made sure his kids shared his passion for the outdoors. After his death in a climbing accident, her mother continued to encourage an attachment to nature, ensuring that family vacations were spent outdoors camping, hiking, and exploring.

Charlotte earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. She cut her teeth in the advertising business as an art director in the 1990s, then operated her own graphic design firm in the San Francisco Bay Area for decades. Throughout her long career as an artist, her photography was constantly infused in her design work. Her darkroom has since been replaced with digital darkroom tools, and her style has evolved from a somewhat journalistic approach, to one that pays tribute to the natural world.

Charlotte writes and publishes on the subject of photography and creativity, has been a keynote speaker and educator for several national photography events, served as a judge for international and local photography competitions, and exhibits her work throughout California.

She can usually be found tromping with her camera bag in the wilderness areas around the Sierra Nevada range and Yosemite National Park in her home state. 


Story Behind the Image

Photographing in a blizzard is wonderful fun. You might not think so, given the harsh conditions. It’s cold, wet, and challenging to keep yourself and the gear dry. However, once you’ve established a strategy to stay mostly warm and dry, the mind is free to wander and explore compositions. In this case, my strategy involved periodically taking refuge in the warmth of my car to thaw out and using a large golf umbrella (generously supported by my husband) to ensure the front of the lens remained dry. With those needs attended, I cut loose my imagination. 

I'm especially drawn to photographing trees. They encompass strong graphic qualities — lines, color and texture. But, there’s also an emotional connection to trees. I grew up next to a huge oak forest, whose mysteries I explored endlessly as a child. So, when I'm standing in a grove, like this one, it feels as though I am among friends — a community of individuals and old souls.

I photographed these giant black oaks for hours, wandering through knee-deep snow with my tripod and camera looking for interesting compositions. I spotted these two tiny Douglas fir saplings, snuggled between the towering oaks. They seemed so fragile in this dark forest — young foreigners amidst a mature, established black oak grove. The storm was starting to lessen in intensity, and the clouds were beginning to thin and break up, letting some warm light infuse the scene. Click.

Ordering Information

Original photographs are hand made and not all sizes are kept in inventory. 

Special orders from the photographer may take up to 4 weeks for delivery.

Please contact us at sales@anseladams.com if you have any questions about shipping and delivery.

 

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