Alicia Wells: Mushroom Pruner
Digital Photography in camera (not photoshopped)
Print on metal
8” x 12”
In camera photo capture of man pruning the mushrooms on the Barton Creek Greenbelt the morning after a hard rain.
Barton Creek Greenbelt Austin Texas
Austin Gardens Series:
Real time photo captures of Austin Gardeners maintaining and keeping the city beautiful.
Selections from my Little People of Austin Series.
The photos are captured in camera, without using Photoshop.
Too often we move too quickly through life without noticing what is around us. I hope that these photos of little people working to keep Austin beautiful will encourage viewers to slow down and see the world and the people around them. To focus less on where they are going, and more on where they are.
Get to Know the Austin Artist: Alicia Wells
For me, it always comes back to that famous Ferris Bueller quote
"Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while,
you could miss it."
I find the camera gives me a license to slow down. To take everything in
before it changes. And, things seem to be changing at lightning speed
lately. I think that is what fascinates me about photography; the speed of
the shutter, the freezing of time. For me there is nothing else like it.
I also find my pursuit of photography is as much exploration as it is art. I
want to understand what makes us tick. I want to slow down, to really see
what is going on around me. Too often we get on a track in life. Driving
back and forth to work, to school, to the store. We follow the same roads,
interact with the same people. We take comfort in the routine. We take
shelter in it.
Photography forces me off of the path of this sameness, forces me to see
other people and places. Often within a mile from my home, but really