Roxanne Bouché Overton
Roxanne is a lifelong artist across many mediums including textiles, paints, stained glass and pottery. About 10 years ago she decided to embrace photography on a more exclusive basis – taking time to explore all of the potential her imagination could conjure.
She started, like most photographers, with a simple camera shooting family and postcard-pretty pictures. The cameras became more sophisticated and as she traveled the world, her subjects expanded. Her camera became a bridge to diverse cultures and environments; an entry into intimate relationships with other people and other lands. She ceased to become just an observer and became an equal partner in the experience.
She doesn’t have a genre per say – instead shooting without prejudice as to choice of subjects. Instead she follows the light and shoots the lines, shapes, patterns and motion that capture her eye. She shoots most categories of photography although she is particularly fond of shooting sights we all pass, but don’t often see. Found art, ICM (intentional camera movement), puzzling reflections and imaginary landscapes are included with more traditional work.
Roxanne says, ‘Photographers look with their eyes, but see with their hearts. We capture moments others would miss. We have cameras that document or can be used as paint brushes on canvas. When we share these moments, we allow others to experience the vision and insight that is uniquely ours.”
A wide array of current work can be found on Instagram.