I became fascinated with palm leaves over the last few years. So many different shapes, shadows, angles and colors. Photoshop allowed me to stretch my imagination and add sometimes unreal colors to the most interesting designs.
I grew up in Miami, Florida and graduated from the University of Florida. I then moved to New Orleans and that is where my interest in photography blossomed. In the late 80's, I started hand-tinting black and white infrared photographs using transparent oils. That technique became my recognizable style. I worked as a photojournalist, portrait photographer, and commercial photographer before 2003, but since then, have concentrated exclusively on fine art photography. My main subjects are trees and landscapes, and my style is often described as romantic peacefulness, dreamy and ethereal.
My photographs are displayed in many commercial and private collections across the country and internationally, including numerous hospitals and other medical settings, where they have a "healing art" quality. Until a renovation, my art was displayed in all the sleeping rooms and meeting rooms of the Loews New Orleans Hotel. My works are in the collection of the Roger Ogden Museum of Southern Art, the New Orleans Museum of Art, the Mobile Museum of Art, the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago as well as having a One Woman Show, "Swaying Softly: Trees of the South" at the Ohr-O-Keefe Museum of Art in Biloxi, MS. I was one of 4 photographers, "Photos by Four" in a 2017 exhibition at the Ormond Memorial Art Museum in Ormond Beach, Florida and my photo is included in a new permanent exhibit at the Daytona Beach International Airport. I have won numerous awards, including "Best of Show" in the Bethesda Row Art Festival, Bethesda, Maryland.
Please visit my website, www.harrietblum.com to see more of my photographs.COVINGTON
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