ABOUT THE ARTIST|
“Images that people want to hang on their walls are the images I like to
produce,” said Jacksonville, Illinois resident David Blanchette, whose Midwest
scenes capture the beauty of everyday settings and the often pleasing dichotomy
of man-made and natural environments.
David’s interest in
photography began when he received a camera as a college graduation gift in
1982, and since then his images have appeared in numerous publications,
postcards, calendars, and news wire service stories.
He has operated a
Springfield, Illinois wedding and portrait photography studio (www.studio131photo.com)
since 1990. Photographing weddings, he says, “trains you to always be ready for
that decisive moment, the apex when all of the visual elements come together to
make an outstanding photograph.”
of his images convey a subtle beauty, David usually tries for a strong visual
statement with his photographs. “I want viewers to be drawn to an image the
first time they see it,” he said.
film? David maintains it doesn’t matter. “The best camera is the one you have
in your hand when a once in a lifetime shot comes along.”
life” has included a stint as an award-winning radio news reporter and as a
publicist for Illinois’ historic tourist attractions, including the new Abraham
Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum.