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Lynne Farris Schafer

Portrait Photographer


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"Let there be light!"


Back light, side light, front light. Dim, bright, slanted, or flat. The shape, color, and intensity of light defines every composition. An exquisite back-lit petal of an orchid, the slanted, dramatic explosion of light at sunset on an expansive beach, the cool, dim light of an early, misty morning sunrise over a slumbering mountain range all evoke a specific mood and emotion. This illuminated moment in time is dependent on the time of day and season, as light is an energy and life force that changes and morphs continuously.


I revel in capturing just the right moment — a fleeting expression, a vivid hue, a wild spirit, or an intricate pattern in nature. Seeing the world through the lens, and the filter of my mind's eye, is a challenging and inspirational, beautiful and exhilarating process. Add electronics, pixels, software, paper, the Web, and voila! I share a vision.


Like all art, photography invites me to appreciate and participate in the beauty , grit, and wonder of life around me.


Education

B.A., English, UCLA

Various classes and workshops in photography,  watercolors, creative writing

Avid student of photography


Publications

Black & White Magazine, Issue 144 February 2021, Single Images, pages 138, 156

Black & White Magazine, Merit Award, Issue 140, Portfolio Spread, pages 

The Exposure Award: Portraiture Collection, 2015, "In Thought"

World Views, Dwell Media, Inc., "Broken Dreams," 2011, page 70

Best of Photography Annual 2006, "McClure Beach," Photographer’s Forum, a division of Serbin Communications, 2006, page 57


Juried Exhibits

The Center for Fine Art Photography, Ft. Collins, CO, "Broken Dreams," Black and White 2019 Exhibition, Aug 2019

Center for Photographic Art, 2019 International Juried Exhibition, "Caring Hands," Carmel, CA

Second Place, Color Portrait, "The Dancer," San Mateo County Fine Arts Galleria, 2018

Honorable Mention, "Landscape Designer," San Mateo County Fine Arts Galleria, 2018

Honorable Mention, "Woodworker," San Mateo County Fine Arts Galleria, 2018

Honorable Mention, "Wrangler," San Mateo County Fine Arts Galleria, 2018

Second Place, Human Portrait, "Last Embrace," San Mateo County Fine Arts Galleria, 2015

Second Place, Black & White Portraits, "Solitude," San Mateo County Fine Arts Galleria, 2012

Honorable Mention, Color Portrait, "Think Love," San Mateo County Fine Arts Galleria, 2012

Honorable Mention, Color Structure, "Rainbow Grill," San Mateo County Fine Arts Galleria, 2012

First Place, Color Portraits, "Downward Gaze," San Mateo County Fine Arts Galleria, 2011

Second Place, Black & White Portrait, "Groom Dressing," San Mateo County Fine Arts Galleria, 2011

Second Place, Structures, "Broken Dreams," San Mateo County Fine Arts Galleria, 2011

3rd Place Award, Juried Exhibition (by George Rivera, Curator of The Triton Museum of Santa   Clara), "Lamp Post on Pier," Fine Arts League of Cupertino (FALC) Fall Festival 2010

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