March 4, 2019; 7:00pm:
Capturing the Essence of Nature – presented by Brian Truono, M.Photog
At a time when our culture is seemingly little more than a quick swipe of the finger – digging into shortened attention spans and competing tasks – Brian implores others to stop, smell the roses, and to take back their time. There is a tremendous amount of beauty that we miss out on in the course of our fast-paced lives. Stepping out the front door, we immediately put up our blinders, pass by, or outright dismiss the world around us. Brian will talk about how we ended up in this digital spiral and some simple techniques to extract ourselves from the glowing nether by way of exploring the natural world.
Brian evaluates the philosophical act of experiencing nature through mindful resourcefulness. He appeals to using photography to seek a greater overall experience instead of only as a means of collecting souvenirs of places and events. Brian looks for ways to show timelessness within an image, as if it were infinite and devoid of a timeline. Even traveling into the realm of seeing with the mind’s eye – beyond use of a camera – to the inner workings of perception and what is before us. Take a deep dive into the beauty within, beneath the surface of superficial ‘things’.
“The question is not what you look at, but what you see.” – Henry David Thoreau
Location and Date:
Monday, March 4, 2019; 7:00pm
Marge Schott Boy Scouts Center
10078 Reading Rd.
(On Reading Rd., between Cooper Rd and Glendale Milford Rd., Opposite Formica Corp, and shares
a driveway with Gorman Farm)
About the Speaker:
Brian Truono, M.Photog, is a landscape fine art photographer from Wilmington, Delaware who is currently residing in Cincinnati, Ohio. He holds a degree in Visual Communication and Graphic Design from The Art Institute of York Pennsylvania, along with earning a Master of Photography degree from the Professional Photographers of America (PPA). He has served as an instructor at the Delaware College of Art and Design in Wilmington, Delaware. In 2019, he is serving as Vice President of the board for the Professional Photographers of Southwest Ohio (PPSO). Brian is a proud supporter and member of: The Nature Conservancy, The Sierra Club (Miami OH Group and National organization), The Wilderness Society, and The National Parks Foundation.
Brian is self-taught in the field of photography. His work manifests traditional values of expression, imagination and clarity through cutting-edge digital tools. He is persistent in pushing the boundaries and capabilities of the camera in hand. He is constantly seeking beautiful locations and light, and can often be found jet-setting, road-tripping and hiking around the United States with his wife and travel partner, along with their daughter. They are also on a mission to collect National Park passport cancellations/stamps by visiting all the National Parks in the United States.
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