Artist Comment :: Dayle Ann Clavin strives to capture the beauty in the world. Her work reveals the seemingly small and unpretentious with the result that one is aware of the harmony and perfection to be found in everyday life. She finds the fantastic in the real, feeling strongly that life itself presents the best material.
Dayle Ann Clavin is a native Californian who has spent the last 20 years in Europe. She originally studied music at the University of California and later at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria, followed by a career as flute teacher and chamber music player.
In more recent years she discovered her love for photography, worked intensely in black and white inspired by the zone system of Ansel Adams, and the work of many legendary photographers of the early 1900`s.
During this time numerous images were published in the well known German-Swiss magazine "PHOTOGRAPHIE" and her work was exhibited in Austria, including the Nikon Gallery in Vienna, Panoptikum Gallery of the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Burgendland, Galerie der Stadt Bad Aussee, the Euregio Galerie of Weinburg Castle, the Anton Bruckner Center and Aschach Castle.
Several of her images appeared in the recent book "Von der Idee zum Bild" by Martin Sigrist, published by Laterna Magica in 2000. In the following year, she was a major prize winner in the international photo competition sponsored by the Neue Galerie der Stadt Linz, entitled "Neighbors". A year later she completed the visualization of a new composition by Thomas Doss called "Tempting Land" for jazz band.
In the same year she graduated with honors in fine art photography at the Prager Fotoschule Austria. Dayle Ann Clavin now resides in Ghent, Belgium.
Images are digitally printed on high quality gallery paper from high resolution negative scans