This page is devoted to showcasing images I have discovered in my travels around the web, why I like the work, and a link to the artist's website for more information.
Christopher Weeks is hands-down my favorite ICM artist. His image I have chosen to curate here, is just a perfect blend of color, contrast and form. I've spent a lot of time studying his work and encourage anyone interested in ICM to take a look at his website at https://christopherweeks.com
As of this post, Andrew Chambers is in the middle of a 365 day exploration of ICM photography. His work varies from bold colors to intriguing black and white images. When I first saw this image, I thought it was some sort of flower, but on closer inspection determined it to be a road. It is a good example of seeing something different in an image every time one looks at it. As far as I know, Andrew does not maintain a website, but his images can be found posted daily at the ICM Artists facebook page, and on his own Facebook Page.
David Robinson is from London Ontario. When I saw this image, my jaw dropped. Go to his Facebook [age and look at it in a larger format as the smaller image here hides a lot of the detail and stories that this photograph is telling. Click HERE to view his work on Facebook.
Rena Sjardin-Thompson is a professional photographer whoilives in New Zealand. She produces a variety of different genres of images and routinely posts ICM images on a variety of facebook pages. The simplicity this ICM of a Sunflower along with the bold yellow against a blue sky background is what makes this image such a strong one in my mind. Just beautiful. More of Rena's work can be found on her facebook page as well as ICM Artists.
Stephanie Johnson's 'Los Lavaderos del Chorro Reimagined' is a beautiful 2 exposure image taken in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. The interplay between the vertical and horizontal lines of each image along with the thousands of shades of green really attracted me to this image. Stephanie travels all over the world to make her ICM images, and actively teaches others to do the same in a variety of in-person and on-line settings. She coordinates one of the more popular Facebook Pages for ICM photographers - ICMPhotomag-ICM Photography Magazine. More information and a view of many of Stephanie's wonderful ICM photographs can be found on her website, Stephanie Jophnson Photography.
Kate Barclay resides in Aylsham, UK. I had to look it up on the map because the sea is a subject for many of her ethereal images and I was curious to see how far she had to travel to be able to get so many lovely seascapes. Turns out, she is just a few minutes away from the ocean. This one I find especially beautiful as the multiple points of light and subtle shading really make my eyes dart around on it. Kate's work can be found at many places on the web. She maintains an internet gallery and store,facebook page as well as an active instagram account.
Celine Sweet resides in Kansas and love the vibrant feel of her paintings. When I first saw this painting, Celine was just starting a show that includes it at the Roaring 20's Gallery in Westport, MO. What I really like abpout this painting is how it draws me in. There is something in there - just below center, but it makes me feel a bit apprehensive about finding out what it is. Just the right amount of ambiguity for me. Celine maintains a facebook page. Her work can also be found on instagram.
As soon as I saw this beautiful ICM image by Cindy Leeson, I knew I wanted to feature it here. This ICM image of Aspen trees in fall color is a wonderful example of a woodlands ICM. Any ICM photographer who tries to take images of trees will tell you they are most difficult to master. Either the bases of the trees are too blurred, a rapid vertical movement results in unwanted light trails from the sky, or the background has no depth toi it. Cindy has conquered all three issues so masterfully that I feel like the image is inviting me to walk into the Aspens and just wonder around taking in the beauty. Cindy is from California and took this image in the Eastern Sierra. Her work can be see on her website as well as her own page on Facebook as well as several of the ICM dedicated sites on that service. Her work can also be viewed on Instagram @cindyleesonphotography.
Kathy Ward lives in Ontario, Canada and recently she has been doing some interesting ICM photographs with the Camera FV-5 app for the Android phone platform. This one is titled 'A Tapestry Under the Spruce Tree'. When I saw it, the photo immediately took me back to the Van Gough Immersive Virtual Reality exhibit that has been touring the country. Ther richness of the pastels in this photo are simply beautiful. Kathy's work can be found on her Facebook page, as well as several of the ICM Facebook groups.
When I first saw this photograph by Jan Eklof, my immediate response was I got to have that on my page. When I asked Jan if I could post it here, she agreed, but questioned if it fit with the above images that are mostly abstracts. Well, this one has every element in it that just makes me go ahhhhh. Backlighting, backlighting reflection, reflection of the main subject, velvety smooth water, perfect framing.. just gorgeous! Jan is from Vancouver, WA and has received many recognition awards for her work and it is easy to see why. Jan's work can be found on her Facebook Page and many different places on the web by googling Jan Eklof Photography.
I have got to admit that I had a lot of trouble choosing which image by Ricardo León to select for my collection. A lot of his work gives me a feeling of satisfaction at the end of a day well lived. Ricardo is active on many of the ICM oriented Facebook groups. His website is well worth a visit - highly recommended. His work is also on Instagram.
This image by Charles Zovko elicits viceral feelings in me. I grew up not too far from Johnstown, PA, a town that was dominated by Bethlehem Steel. When I saw this, it immediately took me back to my childhood and fascination with the mammoth structures that make up steel plants. Charles is a photographer of many skills. Please visit his website to see his work. Also, watch for his posts on a variety of Facebook websites.
Zoran Kokanovic is a photographer from Belgrade, Serbia. I first saw this photograph on the Facebook Group ICMPhotomag, and immediately decided it was something I needed to save here on my website. Can't you just imagine walking along a path on a cool pre-dawn morning, and getting a feeling that a wonderful day is just about to unfold?
A beautiful array of Zoran's work can be found at Saatchi Art. He also posts his work on a variety of ICM-related pages on Facebook.
Doug is my neighbor and is just starting out his photo journey. He shot this with a Nikon Z. I have a bit of equipment envy, but Santa says I've been better behaved than the dog, so we'll see. The title to this shot is 'My Latest Post' which is perfect for Facebook. His Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/douglas.killey He already has some very good images posted there.