Susan Cohen, Art in Public Places
Saratoga Springs Train Station
November 30-December 27, 2021
“The Poetry of Seeing”
What excites me about doing photography is not quite knowing what I’ll be taking a photograph of next. Often, I find inspiration during my daily walks, where I try to clear my head, however briefly, of every day cares, and practice seeing beyond looking.
I’ve found that what I enjoy most about taking photos is the creative act of gradually discovering the essence, the uniqueness, the poetry of a common thing. It is the gradually seeing of what wasn’t noticed before. It’s the exploration of the ordinary, the overlooked, the not-so-obvious, and finding the poetry.
I love to capture a mood through various takes on light, shadow, intimacy, point of view. I experiment with overexposure, underexposure, movement, abstraction, as well as capturing beautiful detail.
I hope you enjoy these images as much as I’ve enjoyed discovering them and creating them.
Cohen's exhibition is up for public viewing November 30-December 27 at Saratoga Springs Train Station, 26 Station Ln, Saratoga Springs, NY.
Saratoga Arts' programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.