“Huangshan West 1"
Image Size: 39 x 28
Story Behind the Shot - In April, 2013 I studied Contemplative Landscape Photography with George DeWolfe & Lydia Goetze in the Huangshan Yellow Mountain Area in China. This is where the artisans of Chinese Landscape Painting did their work on silk scrolls or handmade paper. We followed many of the same techniques – format, dimensionality, dark to light – but using our cameras as our medium. Getting there was no easy task. Most everyone trekked eight hours on steep, narrow, stone staircases from the East to the West mountain ranges. Although I had to be rescued by the chair lifts, I managed to capture a few outstanding images.
Artist bio: Felice Willat is an award-winning travel photographer and publisher, whose images from Burma, Morocco, China, Vietnam and Argentina, capture the beauty of the human landscape across cultures. Willat's photographs have been juried into the Los Angeles Center for Photography, Photo LA, Photo Independent, TAG Gallery, Bergamot Station, the Brand Library, Glendale, CA, and numerous other venues across the United States and in London, UK and Italy. In 2015, Felice won First Prize for Molokai Maidens in Solar Spectrum in Los Angeles, in 2014, Best in Show for Climbing Cardinals in Captured 2, the Second Annual Photo Competition in Santa Barbara, and in 2010, she won First Prize, for her Travel images in the Southern California Council of Camera Clubs’ annual juried exhibition. In 2009 Felice published The Quiet Between, Song of Burma, a book of photography and poems.
Huangshan West 1