As a nature photographer specializing in flower photography, Anne’s greatest passion lies in seeing and capturing the beauty of flowers and botanicals up-close. It is the small, often unnoticed details that draw Anne to her subjects - the lines, patterns, textures, curves and unique personality of each subject. It is her belief that if we slow down and look at nature in a more contemplative way, we will find subjects that convey impact and emotion. Some of those subjects might even have stories to tell.
With a lifelong involvement in the arts and her deep love of nature that started in childhood, photography became a perfect way for Anne to share her vision of the natural world with others. She has been photographing since she was given her first camera at age ten. Her first career as an art therapist has shaped the way she views art and has reinforced her belief in the healing power of both art and nature. Anne's goal as an educator is to help others see in new ways, unleash their creativity and bring their heart into their work.
On any given day you will find her at her favorite place to photograph, the Chicago Botanic Garden. The Garden's 385 acres gives her a constantly changing palette of color and light and bountiful subjects to capture. She was commissioned by the Garden to do a solo exhibition of her orchid photography, displayed in 20 larger-than-life panels during the 2015, 2016 and 2017 Orchid Shows. Her flower photographs are in private collections around the country.
Anne is a team member and presenter for Out of Chicago Photography. She loves sharing her passion for flower photography at conferences and workshops across the country. Anne is a writer for the photography learning community Visual Wilderness, where she writes articles about flower and macro photography, creativity and Lensbaby lenses. Her ebook Creative Flower Photography: An Illustrated Guide to the Magic of Lensbaby Lenses is sold on the Visual Wilderness website.
As a Lensbaby Ambassador, Anne and is passionate about using Lensbaby lenses in her own work, and loves teaching others how to enhance artistry and bring emotion into their work with these unique lenses. She is firmly committed to the idea that we should never stop learning, growing, experimenting and having fun with photography.
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Copyright for all photographs belongs solely to Anne Belmont. Images may not be copied or used in any way without the express written consent of the photographer.
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