Columbia Center for the Arts curates a monthly art exhibition at the Hood River Windermere Real Estate Office at 315 Oak Street in downtown Hood River, OR.
July 2019 Features:
Payton is an AP art student at Hood River Valley High School
The central idea of my series is to portray the strength and beauty in a person while creating a balance of personality and mystery, and of power and grace. I choose to create this blend of photos because, to each person, bodies represent something different. To me, my photos represent the challenge in acceptance. These show all different sides of my journey of welcoming myself, and while these photos may not be perfect, neither am I. The raw beauty of my models inspires acceptance with power and grace. I used powerful lighting and daunting poses to convey my experiences. Using space and contrast to show confidence and brilliance. This series and experience taught me that to be interesting is to be beautiful. And I have so much respect and gratitude for my models who gave their time and body to display their raw beauty.
All of the 2019 Gallery Exhibits are generously sponsored by Cathedral Ridge Winery and Windermere Real Estate.