Capturing Peacefulness in Photography
Martha Coaty has been a photographer for over 30 years, specializing in fine art photography of Door County Wisconsin as well as outdoor photography of Northern Wisconsin.
Coaty states, “Images that are meaningful to me are those that exude an emotion of affection, survival, sadness or joy. I love the happy appeal of color and the broodiness of black and white.”
None of her images are staged. She explains, “Simplicity narrows my approach when finding geometric shapes and color on the landscape. I use stillness to represent the peacefulness of my subjects. I feel connected to my images in a spiritual sense of how I got there, or why I was there to record what I saw. ” She adds, “As I continue forward, I create small intimate photographs and large format for impact. I want my viewers to enjoy the experience of feeling emotion from an image.”