Scenic Oregon landscape photographs and hand-built frames by Dave Kamperman are on display throughout March. A professional shooter for more than 30 years, Kamperman’s move to Bend from Pittsburgh in 1983 inspired a transition from formal wedding and portrait photographer to landscape and outdoor portraits.
“For me, the Northwest, and in particular Oregon, allows us to witness God’s creative power in all its diversity,” explains Kamperman. “Since we too are part of God’s creation, it seems right that the one should complement the other. My goal as a professional photographer is to portray each of His creations in all of their character and beauty by producing the highest possible quality images. In doing this, I believe that both the Creator and His creations are honored.”
For the last 5 years, Kamperman has created unique custom frames for his works, starting with a rough-cut piece of solid hardwood lumber. “No two frames are exactly alike, even if they come from the same board,” he says. “It is always exciting for me to see exactly what the wood has to reveal when it is combined with the appropriate matting and image. For this reason, I am beginning to enjoy the matting and framing aspect of my art – almost – as much as the photography itself.”
For more about Kamperman and his art, visit the Dave Kamperman Photography website.