Don Wodjenski, Photographic Artist
A native of Washington State for my entire life, I strive to infuse a sense of Northwest cultural and naturalistic elements into my photographic images and forms. Having lived in Seattle, for nearly 30 years and on Whidbey Island for over 30 years, my work reflects both urban and natural considerations. My interests are highly varied. I believe in following my intuition, inspiration, and imagination, taking advantage of circumstances as they present themselves. Although unintended results may succeed in revealing or redirecting my creative pursuits, most work is intentional. I approach a project with purpose, although end results may be surprising, I deny the ‘accident’.
Travel within North America and Europe has allowed me to visually consider foreign environments and cultures. As an avid hiker and fly fisherman, wildlife and nature has been central to my images. Being a jazz musician, I have listened to many great players over the years and in Black & White film, captured their performances. Essentially, my work may simply amount to data and material gathering; from which I am able to reflect, recreate and present for other’s consideration.
For many years I have worked three dimensionally, restructuring the photographic image into experiential forms. Photo collage, montage, image weaving, and light transmitting phenomenon have been methods I use to express content beyond a traditional single print presentation.
Whidbey Art Gallery ~ 220 2nd Street, Langley WA 98260 ~ (360) 221-7675 Hours: Daily 10am - 5pm