Thursday, April 28, 2011
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
To find more info about what they do at the shop, take a look here. Better yet, take a ride over, visit the showroom and then stop in and say hello at the studio.
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
When I was growing up in the north woods of Michigan, Opening Day meant deer season. Now, in Florida, it means the first day that Hershberger & Huff Studios is open to the public. We held our first class at our new location, 1735 NE Jacksonville Rd in Ocala, yesterday. This photo shows Jo (Carlynne's Mom) and Nancy hard at work.
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Every time we see a photograph we're looking through the eyes of the photographer. Is it an art form? Does the camera do all the work? Anyone can push a button and sometimes even the most amateur among us get lucky. Yes, the type and quality of equipment used does make a difference but only the human behind the lens can decide on the subject and then make decisions about composition, lighting, color and exposure.
I have been making photos since childhood, and it's no wonder. Virtually every other member of my family is an accomplished artist in some medium. Many have made a living as such, others not so much, but it seems to be a genetic predisposition that I have yet to overcome.
After earning a Bachelor's Degree in Broadcasting from the University of Florida, I worked in broadcast news, feature films, television series and specials in Los Angeles and Orlando. But now, under the guise of a mild-mannered businessman I have turned my lens to the abundant beauty of the Ocala National Forest. Specifically, the inhabitants of the 5 1/2 mile long Silver River. The photos in this book were all made on or around The River in May 2009. It is my hope that the little details in these candid portraits elicit a feeling, and if they do, then I guess I am an artist.
If you'd like more info about these amazing photos or Brian's book you can contact him here.
Peace and creativity! And, remember, we'll see you at the new studio soon.
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Kari says..... "Since I could pick up a crayon I have always been making art. I had the benefit of having a father who was an artist and an art teacher ( he still paints). I attended one year at Kansas City Art Institute. Other than that I am self taught if there is such a thing as I really feel the world around us has an infinite amount of things to learn from and be inspired by. Drawing has always been my main obsession so colored pencil was a wonderful way to play with color and still draw. I have always done detailed work so now I am playing with watercolor and acrylic for a means to be quicker and more loose (but we’ll see how that goes because I love detail). Seeing other artists work online is definitely a great way to broaden my preconceptions of art especially when I otherwise have limited contact with other artists. I am constantly finding out about great artists that I have never heard of. ...my main goal is to never stop making art and to learn as much as I can in the process!"
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
King Neptune and the beautiful creations below were made by Jeffro Uitto from Tokeland WA. He creates the most intriguing, organic, flowing wood sculptures I've seen. He's a woodcarver who gets his material from the shore rather than the mill and what he does with nature's castaways is just sublime. Enjoy. Go visit his website to see more and take a look at his profile at Blue Canvas too.