Photo by April Johnson
Susanna, your portfolio "...is a terrific body of work. I find myself going through image after image after image and looking at them again. I'm delighted that there is such variety, such unique visions, and I'm doubly excited to know you're not done with it and you're still working on it cause it's going to be great to see it evolve."
—Brooks Jensen, LensWork Extended Issue #188
Susanna, Beautiful waterfall shots!
I love how you bring your sensibility to all the subjects you shoot.
— Martin Bailey, International Workshop Leader, Tokyo
Susanna Euston is a long-time, award-winning photographer, an artist, and graphic designer. Her interpretations of nature embrace "Classical" and Abstract Techniques. Joy and, sometimes, mystery radiate from her images.
For most of her 35+ years in the design and photographic arts, documentary photography was her focus. She took a break from her career beginning in 2006, which also provided a chance for in-depth reflection and reimagining of her art.
In a series of events that she now views as in perfect synchronicity, she began to experiment with abstract nature photography. As she and it grew in vision and technique, she realized she had found a new artistic niche. To create the unique images, she brings her love of nature and places, her sense of aesthetics and design, and old and new technical skills, to create the beautiful, creatively interpreted images of the natural environment.
In 2012 Susanna had her first camera converted to Infrared (720nm) by LifePixel. Her adventure with Infrared began and continues today with a Canon 7D converted to Full Spectrum by LifePixel. See her gallery on their website at https://www.lifepixel.com/galleries/infrared-photography-gallery/susanna-euston-infrared-gallery.
In addition to Infrared, Susanna's several abstract techniques include Intentional Camera Movement (ICM) and Macro. Each seems to have its own season in her world: Macro in Winter; Intentional Camera Movement in Spring and Fall; and Infrared throughout the Summer, although all three may find a niche in any season. And, "classical" images are not forgotten! She continues interpreting nature through the lens of photo-realism.
Susanna is a photography instructor at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UNCA. She teaches private workshops on composition and various photographic techniques including Intentional Camera Movement, Infrared Photography Abstract Macro, and The Intimate Landscape. She is available to speak and teach in group settings such as camera clubs, or tutor one-on-one or in small groups. Click here for details.
Her work can be seen in shows and exhibits in the Western North Carolina region.
We do not take pictures with our cameras, but with our hearts and minds.
~ Arnold Newman
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