Local photographer Cyndi Bemel has a new show up at The Bea’s Knees in Pasadena and there will be an Artist’s Reception this Saturday March 24 from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. where wine and cheese flights will be served.
From the artist
Embracing The Light – A sensual journey through translucence and reflection – a slight shift of focus, allows me to glide between one and the other, illuminating the narrow depth of field. Inspired originally by children’s toys, the magic revealed itself on the surface of the objects as well as within them and beyond them. The colors, shapes and liquids combine in building the layers and depths of the images.
The harmony of the objects unexpectedly created a hyper-surreal landscape. Not surprising, a sensualness was indelibly entwined. These wet smooth orbs within a sticky or slimy world are voluptuous, mouthwatering and scrumptious- a visual feast.
I am fascinated by circles, spheres and orbs. It’s a simple yet complicated shape made up of equally valuable parts with no beginning and no end – gracefully on going. In many cultures, the circle has been recognized as a sacred space – creating connection, transformation and empowerment.
Embracing The Light has opened up a new direction in my personal journey to stretch out and grow my art, continuing to explore and hone my skills as a photographer and storyteller.
Cyndi Bemel is a South Pasadena based photographer and a fellow of the American Film Institute. Her passion for photography started with her first Kodak Instamatic 110 camera. Since then, Cyndi’s camera has been her trusty companion opening windows into the world. She uses her craft to pursue her passions; culinary arts, travel, culture and storytelling.