“Superstorm Sandy: An Artist’s View”
Photographs by Rosemarie Hampp
August 1 through September 30, 2013
Hurricane Sandy, an historic event, was well documented with hundreds of pictures in the media. Rosemarie Hampp, a self-taught photographer, has created a series of images viewing the effects of the storm from an artist’s point of view.
The photographs have not only been enhanced and enlarged but are printed on metallic paper. The results are stunning. Her careful use of color and composition bring forth a very different aspect of this devastating event, one that evokes both the beauty and resilience of the Jersey Shore.
Hampp states that the show is built around a quote from Winston Churchill: “We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself the means of inspiration and survival.” Even though the storm had such a strong and disastrous impact on many lives, these photographs evoke the feeling that in spite of the devastation, beauty still abounds and that, without a doubt, we will continue to move forward.
Hampp, who is also a licensed massage therapist, began her interest in photography in ninth grade when she installed a darkroom in her basement, developing film and making black and white prints. College and career choices lead her in other directions and photography appeared only periodically. Several years ago she reluctantly embraced the digital world when she realized the potential it had, including the use of post processing computer applications, to take images to the next level. Although without formal instruction, Hampp’s photographs exhibit a high degree of professionalism as well as a talented eye for composition. All art work is available for purchase. You can contact Romarie RHampp1212@gmail.com