BethWold

Modern Wildlife and Landscape Fine Art Photography

217 Sales

BethWold

Modern Wildlife and Landscape Fine Art Photography

217 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
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Beth Wold

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Announcement   Welcome to my fine art gallery! I specialize in modern wildlife, nature and landscape fine art photography.

My photographic style is modern, sophisticated, and elegant - featuring black and white, sepia and color photographs printed on velvet fine art paper. Most prints are available as 4x6, 8x10, 11x14, 16x20, and 20x30.

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Last updated on Feb 2, 2017

Welcome to my fine art gallery! I specialize in modern wildlife, nature and landscape fine art photography.

My photographic style is modern, sophisticated, and elegant - featuring black and white, sepia and color photographs printed on velvet fine art paper. Most prints are available as 4x6, 8x10, 11x14, 16x20, and 20x30.

Follow me:

Instagram - @beth.wold.photography
Pinterest - http://www.pinterest.com/bethwoldphoto/
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/bethwoldphotography

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Appreciate the artistry of nature

My photography is about celebrating the awe-inspiring beauty and resilience of the natural world. I have loved wild things and wild places for as long as I can remember(I wanted to be a lion when I was six years old!). I still remember being stopped in my tracks while paging through a coffee table book of wildlife - it was a gorgeous leopard - and I couldn't stop staring. My goal is to create photographs that will stop you in your tracks, and keep you staring. To me that means more then just a photograph of an amazing animal or an amazing place, it means creating a work of art that captures the essence of that creature and place

Biography

Beth Wold is a fine art photographer specializing in landscape and wildlife photography. Although Beth is a North Dakota native and resident, she spent 17 years abroad in Africa where her passion for wild places and wild things was ignited. Inspired by line and form as well as negative space, her wildlife photographs are modern and celebrate the individuality and grace of her subjects. Beth’s landscapes tend toward intimate views of the landscape and are often abstract in form. Her work has been collected and displayed on six continents, she was recently named "Mayor's Choice" artist for her city and "North Dakota Artist of the Year" by Twin Cities Tosca Magazine. Several photographs have been given awards in juried art competitions and she has participated in both group and solo exhibitions. Beth earned a Bachelors of Arts from the University of North Dakota.


Artist's Statement

The natural world is a beautiful and dangerous place. Beauty is everywhere – wild creatures – wild places. Breathtakingly beautiful. But the natural world can also be sad and heart-breaking. Wild animals live in a constant struggle between life and death. Often the survival of one means the death of another. My photography is about life as it triumphs against great odds in an all too short life. As wild places quickly disappear into the past, and the animals that depend on those places to survive are also lost, a photograph of a wild place or wild creature is our only poignant reminder of what once was.

I love abstract and intimate views of the natural world. I find exquisite beauty in the desert, and the desolate as well as the lush and vibrant. I’m drawn to the wild animal with scars from a difficult, harsh life - those scars are beautiful – earned through surviving. The subjects that draw me in are sparse, and minimalist, with shapes and lines that catch my eye and my imagination. Form is as important to me as any other element of photography – even the light. The negative space is often just as important as the subject. I generally go into the field without pre-conceived plans. I want the place, and time to inspire me. I do research, sometimes I plan portfolios, but I usually don’t plan specific photographs. The moment in time is an essential element in my work. My adrenalin surges when I find the perfect photograph. It’s difficult to communicate how it feels, other than to say I’m truly passionate about pursuing a photograph that truly captures how I feel in a time, moment and place.

I alter all of my photos. Usually it’s something simple like increasing contrast. Sometimes it’s complicated; increasing contrast dramatically or darkening the photograph dramatically. I find black and white is often the necessary expression for my love of lines, shapes and forms. I do not add to my photos – I prefer that only what was there be in the final photograph. I rarely remove anything from a photograph – only if something is distracting and ruins the intent of the photograph. Everything I do to alter my photographs is in service of the final print and the best interpretation and representation of my vision and expression of my emotions.

Thanks so much for taking the time to read this - I do hope you enjoy looking around my shop!

Beth

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  • Beth Wold

    Owner, Maker, Photographer, Shipping

    I have a degree in photography from the University of North Dakota, and have spent a substantial amount of time learning on my own. My passion for nature and wildlife makes photography a natural obsession!

Manufacturers

  • Professional Print Lab

    Eagan, MN, United States

    This fantastic professional print lab prints my photos on archival photo paper for me.

  • Professional Print Lab

    Buffalo, NY, United States

    This fantastic professional print lab prints my photos on archival photo paper for me.

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Last updated on Feb 2, 2017
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Most of my photographs are available in five sizes. 4x6, 8x10, 11x14, 16x20 and 20x30. I do offer some custom sizes. Contact me for a quote.