The annual CV Foundation Art and Wine Auction, “The Stars and Lights of Paris,” will take place on Friday, November 1, beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the Gila County Fairgrounds. The evening will feature many talented local artists, fine wine, finger foods, and a silent and live auction. The night will also take you to a star filled evening on the streets of Paris. Photographer, James Lindstrom has donated two “Noftsger Hill/Sleeping Beauty” photographs which will be up for auction.
“I got into photography in 1982 when I began playing with my parents’ camera and loved the thought that with a snap you could have an image,” James recalls his first encounters with a camera. “It cost my parents a fortune in 35 mm film and developing supplies.” After high school, he went on to Mesa Community College and took many photography courses.
In today’s digital world, James uses many photo programs such as High Dynamic Range (HDR), to bring about the vivid rich colors he likes in his photos. “Photographers are artists, too. We work with light, vision and lines, and the emotion we want from our photo. A person has to have an eye for the work.” The process of getting the picture to James’ expectation sometimes takes 10 seconds or up to 2 hours. “I like my work to be different and to look like how I want the world to look. The colors need to be bold.”
Images of the Globe area and the “Noftsger Hill/Sleeping Beauty” photo are among his favorites. “Globe is one of those places you love because of the people,” James states. “It is nice to be somewhere where the kids are friendly and there is no traffic.”
James Lindstrom’s photos can be seen and purchased on-line at james-lindstrom.artwebsites.com or calling 480-275-1787.
Proceeds from the CV Foundation Art and Wine Auction provide equipment; continuing education and training for CVRMC. Tickets are on sale now for $15.00, or $20.00 at the door. For tickets or event information, please contact Jessica Morgan at CVRMC, 402-1230, or Evelyn Vargas, 402-1141.