Maureen J Haldeman
I have been a photographer for over twenty years and previously owned and operated Maureen Haldeman Photography in Malibu, specializing in portraiture. In the past, I have been commissioned for special projects and my photographs have become part of private collections. I have exhibited in various Malibu & Los Angeles locations; most recently at The Happening Gallery in Marina del Rey and Artlife Gallery in El Segundo. Over the years, I have been awarded prizes for my work, including from the Malibu Arts Festival where I have exhibited several times. I am a member of Women in Photography International, the Malibu Art Association and am currently serving on the Malibu Arts Task Force to help implement a public arts policy for the city. I am also a member of the Malibu Film Society, and volunteer to document its events. I have taught photography at Santa Monica City College.
As with most artists, my aim is to create a unique vision ... and through my photographs I try to express my perception and interpretation of the natural world around me, rather than create a mirror image of it. I am inspired by nature and my love of Impressionism; the visual experience and effect of light and movement on the appearance of the subject, unconcerned with the actual depiction of objects, is very well suited to the medium of photography. My photographs emphasize the visual effect of texture and color instead of detail in a scene; they are about the mood of the moment. I try to capture the essence of the scene ... and to create a slightly off-balance view of reality, all the while empahsizing the beauty that surrounds us.
Images from my "Malibu Metallica" series are on display in an ongoing exhibit at the The Happening Gallery in Marina del Rey, California, Artlife Gallery in El Segundo, California and Schomburg Gallery at Bergamot Station Arts Center in Santa Monic, California.
ALL IMAGES COPYRIGHT © 2011 MAUREEN HALDEMAN (ALL RIGHTS RESERVED)
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