Always looking for special moments and unique compositions,
I want to capture a specific mood in time and place.
Whether my subjects are abstract or representational,
colorful or monochromatic,
near my home or traveling throughout the world,
I enjoy recording the moment when
light, form, and composition merge to create
a captivating image evocative of a place,
a memory, an experience, a feeling, or a desire.
My first photographs of bark featured close-ups
of a eucalyptus, with a display of colors I had never encountered on a tree before,
and a palm where the leaves came together in a particularly eye-catching V-Shape
(Bark Series I and II). It was the first time that I had seen a eucalyptus that looked
as if it had been painted in a vivid palette of reds, oranges, and greens. The palm
presented more subtle hues and I found myself drawn to the strong diagonals and the
interplay of lines and textures. The bark in both these trees offered not only striking
colors and bold shapes, but also a variety of intricate textures—an irresistible
and magnificent photographer's canvas!
I was born in Stavanger, Norway, a picturesque port surrounded by a landscape known for
its breathtaking fjords and majestic mountains. At the age of five, my family moved to
Oslo. I lived in the outskirts of Paris during my early teenage years and it was during
this time that I developed an interest in photography. With several stops in between,
I have resided in San Francisco since 1973.
My photography includes people, animals, architecture, landscapes, and close-ups of
nature. Inspired by the beauty of nature, I often seek out subjects that reveal details
that make for compelling and painterly compositions, some naturalistic, some abstract.
My fine art prints are offered in open and limited editions.
Fine Art Photography
San Francisco, CA
web site: www.helenesobol.com