Melanie Gabbert-Gatchell



Melanie Gabbert-Gatchell

Harvest Moon Farm Photography

Facebook page: www.facebook.com/HarvestMoonFarmByMelanieGabbertGatchell

Website: www.HarvestMoonFarmPhotography.com

e-mail: gabberm@juno.com

Phone: 507-430-7717

 

I grew up on my family’s Century Farm in rural Granite Falls.  It is that rural landscape and its history that has always influenced my subject matter whether it is photography or creating alcohol ink art works. My photography philosophy is what I like to call “Organic and All Natural” because I do not use filters, effects or programs to alter what nature has already provided.  The landscape of Minnesota is filled with unique natural wonders and that is what I focus my lens upon—capturing the beauty of the simplicity of the everyday that many overlook.  

When shaping works using alcohol inks, it is quite satisfying in creating beautiful pieces that are much like my photography in that the designs are quite simple, but hold a lot of impact in terms of beauty, movement, color and simplicity of subject so that others can slow down and appreciate a moment that might otherwise be overlooked. 

My photography and alcohol ink art work, is like the poetry that I also write in that it strives to offer moments of quite appreciation for what we have and oftentimes fail to notice. Images can offer comfort, strength, spirituality, clarity, joy, hope and confidence to face whatever may come next in our individual journeys through this life.