Carol Estes is an exhibiting artist with Brenda Bowyer.
Artists Statement on Reciprocity
One Conversation: Two Voices
Brenda and Carol met, cameras in hand, around 2015. Our life experiences were quite diverse, but that did not hamper us on our journey of exploration together.
We are both mostly self-taught, aspiring to evoke, mood, emotion, and movement thru our lenses. We like thinking outside the box, looking inside the box, and creating a voice for the box. Photography has rules, but sometimes pushing the envelope reveals something amazing.
Carol Estes is now retired, allowing more time to press her photographic concepts.
Brenda, a mother, wife and long time PBS Producer, pushes to carve out time for shooting.
We chose to show how many common threads we have in our vision. All our work has been created isolated from each other. Yet, we still have conversations that reveal how the ordinary can be extraordinary.
Artist Bio for Carol Estes
After several losses, Carol searched for an outlet for deep grief. She picked up a camera. First published in Birds and Bloom Magazine about strength over grief, they later published her bird photography. Mostly self-taught, she pushed boundaries with camera movement, artistic vision, and now infrared photography.
In addition to her camera lens, she found a release with written works that cover dark periods of emotion. Carol performed on stage at the Green Mill in Chicago, and The Moth Chicago. In 2016, she self-published her first book of writings, “Memories Evoked: The Batter Bowl to the Battlefield”.
© Carol Estes