VANCOUVER, Wash. An exhibit of large black-and-white photographs called “The InBetween” by Sara Yerkes is on display through Sept. 15 in the WSU Vancouver Administration building gallery. The exhibit focuses on the surface of water.
Yerkes offers glimpses of how water responds to the wind above and currents below. Her photos show images of ripples, reflections and shadows in water.
Using a long exposure, Yerkes captures the water’s movement. She says this technique softens the crisp distinction between water and air. The result is an image not seen by the naked eye. She also edits out much of what might give the observer clues as to where the photos were taken and frames the water in isolation.
Yerkes has been creating black-and-white photographs for about a decade. She has exhibited in California, Colorado and Washington. Her work has been published in the magazine Artifacts and in the Stanford University Continuing Education catalog. She was awarded the 2006 Pictorial Photo of the Year by the Channel Cities Camera Club.
To see more of Yerkes work, go to her website http://sarayerkes.com.
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