Free Gallery by: Bart Aldrich


member since January 19, 2006

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-Bart Aldrich

 Vernazza: Cinnque...


Vernazza: Cinnque...
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Sunrise on the Mi...


Sunrise on the Mi...
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Silhouettes on a ...


Silhouettes on a ...
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Bubble Macro


Bubble Macro
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 Night Fishing wit...


Night Fishing wit...
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Blue Dragon


Blue Dragon
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At the Door


At the Door
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Blue Lagoon


Blue Lagoon
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 Palm Springs Summ...


Palm Springs Summ...
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Totem Pole Rock, ...


Totem Pole Rock, ...
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Dune Crossing


Dune Crossing
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Blue on Sand


Blue on Sand
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 Morning Spectacul...


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Last Stand


Last Stand
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Impressions: Li R...


Impressions: Li R...
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Barong Dancer


Barong Dancer
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Bio

My website galleries: http://barta.smugmug.com/

Bart Aldrich's first twenty-years of photography were a traditional 'film' and darkroom period. During his many years of living and traveling throughout Southeast Asia, inspired by the work of National Geographic photographers, he worked to capture his own version of that photojournalistic / documentary slice-of-life style. A period followed of capturing California nature & landscapes; both black and white and color.

While he still creates straight photography, Aldrich has now joined the contemporary generation of photo-artists for whom the digital camera and the computer are both integral tools in the creative process. In his case, the computer enables him to work with either his original photographs (architecture / found objects), or his original abstract acrylics on canvas. The final images are then based on his photographs and/or scans he takes of portions of his painted pieces. The completed abstracts generally lie somewhere between fact and fiction, reality and imagination, art and science. The ambiguity built into the artworks is an element that he consciously seeks to incorporate in them. He believes that abstract or semiabstract art is in many ways a reflection of life itself with all its ambiguities, unpredictability, verve and passion. Indeed, Aldrich thinks that the contrasts reflected in his art enhance the intellectual / emotional pleasure that viewers may get from them.

In the newer works you will see both a tearing down of the traditional photographic approach and an incorporation of it into a new artistic hybrid form; an eclectic mix of form and style more indicative of his personal view of creative freedom. These most recent "photographic" pieces, meant to be as individual as each of us and their moments of creation, are consequently among his current favorites.

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