Opening Reception for “Evolution of a Photographer”
The Studios of Cocoa Beach, 165 Minutemen Causeway in downtown Cocoa Beach announces its February Exhibit “ Evolution of a Photographer, Works by Rebecca Ragain” with an Opening Reception on Friday, February 2, from 5 to 9 pm.
Rebecca’s journey as a photographic artist began with photo representations of reality and has evolved into her visions of artistic expressions and conceptual images. First she honed the technical camera skills needed to accurately capture real life. She quickly realized that processing digital images requires as much skill as hotographing the images.
Rebecca uses various photos and images layered in Photoshop based on a concept. But often she finds the process evolves from her original idea into something totally new. “ Vibrato” was her first completed portfolio depicting musical instruments The images were created entirely in-camera, photographing close ups with a wide aperture. Her current portfolio “Concepts in Square” consists of conceptual images. It is a work in progress as she continue her artistic journey using digital techniques.
Rebecca says, “I love travel and nature photography because seeing something
new always inspires me. A photograph can express visually what no words can, and I do not restrict myself to one type of photography. Many of my images are processed to show not only what the camera saw, but what was in my mind when I took the photo: expressions, thoughts, and emotions.”
The exhibit runs from February 1 to March 3. Gallery hours are Monday 9 am to 2 pm, Tuesday to Saturday 9 am to 7 pm and Sunday 1 to 6 pm. While visiting you can enter a drawing to win an art work by one of the gallery artists. All proceeds help support this non-profit artist co-op. For more information visit www.studiosofcocoabeach.org or follow them on Facebook and Instagram.