My name is Sherry Teefey. I am a very visual person; I first held a camera in 1975 and was captivated by what I saw. I have since spent most of my career and adult life taking images, whether with sound waves or a camera. I have studied with and been influenced by both East and West coast photographers including John Paul Caponigro, Charles Cramer, Seth Resnick, and John Sexton (listed in alphabetical order).
I have always felt a strong personal connection to nature. It is a soulful experience, one pursued in solitude but filled with joy and peace. My photographs are a reflection of this very personal communication. Although today’s world is filled with turmoil, there is also a spiritual, quiet side that must not be forgotten; this is what I seek to show through my photographs and hope to share with others.
I am attracted to the more intimate side of nature although I recently developed a body of work focused on icebergs. While icebergs are on a grander scale, there is nevertheless an intimate relationship established when photographing and now, an urgency to document their uniqueness and raw beauty given the alarming rate at which they are melting.
The photographs in the first gallery entitled “Transformation” were taken along the east coast of Greenland in Scoresbysund. The weather was incredible and the reflections, stunning. The work explores the many facets of an iceberg; its reflection on the water, its mysterious depths and its abstract inner soul. The black and white photographs reflect moody, cloudy, foggy days, as if the icebergs were shrouded in mystery.
The photographs in the second gallery entitled “Transition” were taken in Iceland. A more intimate relationship was established with the smaller icebergs through their isolation. The waterfalls continue the theme of water and ice and reflect the varying weather conditions in the more southern and northern parts of the island.
The photographs in the third gallery entitled “Transcendence” are more abstract but the two galleries are united by the similarities in lines, shapes and forms which occur throughout nature.