Coastal Access - Marianne Owens
Photography by Marianne Owens
May 9-June 7, 2014
Reception: May 9 • 5–8pm
As a photographer, I am drawn to nature and architecture as my subjects. I enjoy photographing urban landscapes as well as the everyday objects that we see so frequently that we may no longer notice their unique qualities. It is my passion to capture images that convey a mood and engage the interest and imagination of the viewer.
Most recently, I have been taking photographs at Rodeo Beach and the Headlands in Marin County, using my DSLR and iphone cameras. This new collection of images is titled Coastal Access.
I am inspired by the possibilities created by new digital technology and alternative processes. I have incorporated these tools in my image editing, and I continue to experiment with image transfers using digital images. In addition to the Coastal Access photographs, I will be exhibiting black and white, and infrared gelatin silver prints, handtinted prints, and giclée prints.
Marianne Owens was born in Philadelphia, the youngest of five daughters, and was raised on a farm in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. She moved to Santa Cruz, California and attended San Jose State University where she studied photography and film. Marianne received her BA in Radio,Television, and Film with a minor in advertising in 1988. She relocated to the Bay Area in 1997 and received a Computer Graphics Diploma from Platt College in San Francisco.
Marianne is a fine art photographer and has exhibited her work at Open Studios, art festivals, galleries, and retail stores. She works as a photographer and designer for a broad range of companies and specializes in creating highquality photographic images for print and web advertising.
For the past seventeen years, Marianne has worked for DrawBridge as an art facilitator providing art groups to homeless and underserved children. She has created summer photography programs for teens and is currently developing a summer weekly teen photography/movie-making group. She joined the Board of Directors at DrawBridge in 2011. Marianne taught high school Photography and Art for thirteen years at The Marin School in Sausalito.