LANDSCAPE IS A VERB: BETSY WEIS
SURF NYC: ANDREEA WATERS
SATURDAY, MAY 21ST, 2016
6.00PM - 9.00PM
Landscape is a Verb
Weis photographs nature, looking for a view and a perspective that pulls her in deeply. In this way, she connects to a place through the process of taking pictures. In the studio she develops her images, working in the space between what she observes and what she feels, what is perceived and desired, what is chosen and realized, between the action and the reaction; this intervening space can be calmly intellectual or suffused with emotion.
Waters, Originally from Bucharest, Romania, discovered Rockaway Beach, NY, where her surf photography began, in spring 2012. There was an energy that spoke to her that day, an energy that sparked a love affair between her lens, the surfers and the ocean. Andreea's photographs capture the mood, atmosphere and art of surfing. She puts herself in the elements without reservation. When you least expect it she is on the beach, taking powerful and authentic photographs that represent timeless moments in New York surfing. As a photographer she chases the light; the surfer chases the ride. When all the variables line up, they share a perfect, fleeting moment.