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Andrew Wohl

Andrew Wohl

Artist Work

Skillets and Egg
2015
Digital Photograph
36" W X 20.25" H
Spool of Wire
2015
Digital Photograph
36" W X 24" H
Twine
2015
Digital Photograph
36" W X 24" H
Green Tomatillos
2015
Digital Photograph
36" W X 24" H
Mask
2015
Digital Photograph
32" W X 40" H
Size 36
2015
Digital Photograph
30" W X 20" H

Artist Information

County
Montgomery County
Phone
240 393 5959
Artistic Category

Visual Arts

Artist Statement

"Capture the Moment." That is a common goal in photography. To capture the moment when the light is just right or moving objects align in a spectacular and interesting way. I try to do that with my photographs. But there is another moment I want to capture also. That is the moment of recognition within myself. The moment that I see clearly the photographic possibilities and composition inherent in a scene. Just as with natural light and shifting scenes, this moment is fleeting. The possibility springs out at me unexpectedly and I capture the scene. I have returned sometimes to the same place later and do not "see" the composition that was there earlier. The photo is proof that I once did. I try and apply the classic rules of composition to my photographs of common, mundane and even homely objects. I do not look for "beautiful" scenes; landscapes, flowers, animals but find more potential in the random and accidental arrangements of chairs in a courtyard or a pile of cardboard boxes. An alley or construction site are more appealing places for me to find that "moment". Even with my latest endeavor into still life photography I try and take unconventional but beautiful photographs of common objects. I hope you enjoy my photographs and I hope you can see what I saw too.

Artist Bio

Though educated in the Sciences, I have always had an eye for the aesthetic. While working as a biologist in Biscayne Bay in South Florida, I appreciated the sights and sounds of a decrepit, but still functioning, deep water dredge churning the mud and swirling the green waters of Florida’s coast. Later, while studying mechanical engineering, I browsed the books in the college library’s art section while trying to master such topics as differential equations, strength of materials and fluid dynamics. Later still, as an engineer working for large aerospace firms, I never lost sight of the beauty evident in the machinery and materials common in that industry. Largely self taught, my early pursuits in fine art photography have garnered shows at the Kentlands Mansion, the Strathmore Center for the Performing Arts, Hickok Cole Art Night, and the Chastleton Ballroom within the greater Washington, DC area. I have also received awards from the Vienna, Virginia Photographic Society and my work has been acquired both commercially and privately.