“Taking Pictures Of What I See, How I See It."
When I am out in the field, I am in search of an image that conveys a story. So when it is presented later, it pulls the viewer in and makes you feel as if you are there.
While some of the images are created as close as the backyard, others are literally from the other side of the globe. Regardless of the subject, I like to think my art provides a brief respite from today’s hectic world, allowing the viewer to see and appreciate the beauty around us that oftentimes goes unnoticed. My eye is drawn to bold and vibrant scenes, often during the hours around sunrise and sunset. While many subjects capture my interest, if I could pick only one kind to photograph it would be landscapes. But that’s the beauty of it, I don’t have to pick just one.
On a personal level, one of the things I love about this medium is its ability to transport you back in time to relive past moments. I very much enjoy being able to reminisce on these moments, and I consider myself lucky to be able to share them with you.
Born and raised in Western Pennsylvania, Darren has lived in Northern Virginia since the mid-90s. He has won numerous awards, and has been published in a number of formats. In addition to his images of Fredericksburg, Va, Washington, D.C. and the surrounding area, Darren likes to combine his passion for photography with travels far and wide. This has resulted in an ever expanding portfolio of images from around the globe. While Landscape and Nature images are his favorites, he has an eclectic portfolio appealing to a wide range of tastes. Darren resides in Fredericksburg, VA with his wife, who is his travel companion, sometimes photography assistant, and always patient partner. Where did the 'Dwood' moniker come from? A variety of sources, including Bewitched and others, and it's just stuck to this day.
This page contains my 'Open Edition Prints'. Be sure to check out www.dwoodphotography.com for more information and limited edition prints. Thanks very much for your interest, Darren Barnes aka Dwood Photography