Featured Artist: George Shattuck!

Schoodic 3 – Photograph by George Shattuck

George Shattuck. The way George takes photos leaves the image with a painterly quality that is quite amazing. It’s unlike anything I have seen. Just look at this painting closely, it’s almost as if there are etchings or strokes within the photograph, but its his technique. These photos are of the highest quality and so unique! Be sure to look through George’s photographs on his website – I think you will love them as much as I do!

I love to read about the process for creating these beautiful photographs. They are not edited after the image is taken – it’s the process that George uses to TAKE the photos… read about it HERE! Fascinating!

North Elm Home will be having a show with George’s work from June 30, 2018 – July 29, 2018. The show opens TOMORROW and there is a Meet the Artist Reception tomorrow, (Saturday, June 30th) from 5-8PM – Don’t miss it if you’re in the Millerton, NY area!

See more of George’s work via these links:

Website  |  Instagram

Read a bit about George, from his website:

I have always loved the musings of Henri Cartier Bresson on photography… and if someone had told me twenty years ago that I would become a photographer with print sales that have been sent to collectors in countries from around the world, I would have suggested to that person that they might want to check in with their local clinic for exceptionally delusional thinking! At that time, I was long-steeped in the traditions of the hospitality industry (read: relentless work with unforgiving hours) managing and directiong small luxury hotels. That career often kept me away from doing the other things that I love.

I bought my first “real” camera in 1978 while living on Maui as a young man. It was the iconic Rollie 35; a compact range-finder camera with manual controls and a crisp Zeiss lens. It was with that camera that I first became familiar with the triangular relationship between film speed, shutter speed and f-stop. The Hawaiian landscape gave me plenty of creative opportunities to focus on and explore. I did not know it then, but that was the genesis of a life-long relationship with landscape photography.

By the late 1990’s, Martha’s Vineyard photographer Alison Shaw was at the forefront of creating images with camera motion; and her work resonated with me deeply. So much so, that I knew that this was precisely what I wanted to do as I tried to wiggle away from the demands of my hotelier life. Life, of course, has a funny way of offering new routes at just the right time… and without warning, I was thrust into a now-or-never moment… I seized the opportunity and left the hospitality field. It took a great deal of courage; having no compass as I embarked on this journey. And I knew that living the life of an artist is challenging; with income streams far from reliable. But I felt through the fear… and did it anyway.

The result is what you will find on the pages of this website. The images are truly a labor of love… each shoot offering up unique expansion and learning possibilities for me on multiple levels. On the deepest levels, creating images with my camera is a restorative and rejuvenating process; like a meditation. Experientially, it gives to me in a way that is difficult to convey; but perhaps best described as the energetic confluence of my being, my surroundings and time. And this confluence is a necessary component of my best life… and my best work.

And, if in a moment of this confluence I am able to capture an image that others find appealing… well, then that is of a very fortunate and unintended consequence for me. Blessings… and thank you for looking!

Catch you back here tomorrow!

All images via GeorgeShattuck.com, used with permission…
Images are not for reproduction, they are property of the artist.

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