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About Me / My Art

Out of the Corner of My Eye
Photography by Rick Locke


I am a fine art photographer originally from Erie, PA and now residing in Bluffton, SC. I have pursued photography as a hobby since the early 1980's but became more serious about it in 2006. Since then, I have entered my works regularly in photo contests and exhibits. Several of my photographs have earned awards in competitions and I am honored that my works are displayed in the homes and offices of family, friends and buyers at exhibits..

My photographs feature vivid colors, striking patterns and textures and unique images resulting from reflections on water or glass or by simply aiming my camera lens up or down. I also enjoy creating abstract images through motion, unfocused subjects and close-up shots. Many of my photographs have been taken while traveling within the US and abroad to locations such as the Bahamas, Chile, Spain, Italy, Costa Rica, China Iceland and Ireland.

"Out Of the Corner of My Eye" refers to my reliance on peripheral vision to frame and compose my shots. Though legally blind, my images demonstrate my drive not to let this limit my pursuit of creating beaurtiful photographic fine art."Out Of the Corner of My Eye" refers to my reliance on peripheral vision to frame and compose my shots. I have lost most of my central vision to macular degeneration and have been legally blind since 2011. I rely on my peripheral vision to compensate and I now frequently take shots that I literally saw "out of the corner of my eye".

COPYRIGHT NOTICE: All my photographic art work on this website is protected by U.S. and international copyright laws, all rights reserved. No image here may be copied, reproduced, manipulated or used in any way without written permission from Rick Locke. The purchase of any of my photographs does not transfer reproduction rights.

Exhibits

A Sense of Place - Coastal Discovery Museum - May 2 - June 29, 2018 - Juried exhibit curated by the Camera Club of Hilton Head Island (CCHHI), Hilton Head, SC

Society of Bluffton Artists "Side-by-Side" - SOBA Gallery, Old Town B;ufftpm - 2017, 2018

5 Photographers / 5 Styles - Wilton Library - 2013 - an exhibit of works by 5 local photographers highlighting each one's unique approach and photographic style.

Wilton Artists Showcase - Wilton Starbucks - 2014 - an exhibit hosted by local Wilton businesses highlighting the works of area artists.

Wilton Arts Council Focus Photography Contests - Wilton Library - 2006*, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011*, 2012*, 2013, 2014*, 2015 (* - Award winner)


Links

My Images on Photo.Net

Wilton Arts Council - Wilton, CT

Wilton Library - Wilton, CT

Society of Bluffton Artists - Bluffton, SC

Camera Club of Hilton Head Island - Hilton Head Island, SC

Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield. CT

Digital Photography Review - DPReview