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 and elicit stories. It is the process of creating an image, that intimate dance between the photographer and subject where stories and emotions emerge that is most important.
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 give 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 Orchid Show, 2015-2017. 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. Her ebook Creative Flower Photography: An Illustrated Guide to the Magic of Lensbaby Lenses is sold on this website.
As a Lensbaby Ambassador, Anne 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, most of all, having fun with photography.
To receive a 10% discount on products on the Lensbaby website, please follow the affiliate link and use the code WBELMONT at checkout. Anne has a gallery dedicated to her Lensbaby images, "The Magic of Lensbaby Lenses." If you are curious about what lens was used for a particular image, click on the image to enlarge it, and then on the Info button to the right of the image.
If you are interested in purchasing images, please contact the artist through this website or at [email protected]. To sign up for Anne's newsletter, fill out the pop-up form in the Workshops/Mentoring tab.
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.