I've been the official photographer for all the Springfield Art Museum's exhibits and events for 2 years now. It was one of the first contracts I signed when I started my business in October of 2018 and I have loved every minute of it. It combines my love of art with my love of photography. Sometimes things are just meant to be like that.
Shooting the exhibits this year has been a little different experience, and I have missed all the usual events the art museum puts on, especially Art in Bloom and the 99x events. I hope they are able to do them again next year!
One of my favorite parts of shooting the exhibits at the museum is finding creative shots of patrons interacting with the art--that's of course been harder this year. Some exhibits this year I have shot while the museum wasn't even open to the public--but then, that's pretty cool in and of itself... having the whole museum basically to yourself. Unlike Night At The Museum, I'm sorry to report nothing came to life... or did it? I'll never tell!
This piece above was my absolute favorite. When I first starting shooting it, I thought I was getting a reflection of the art museum off the glass, but then I realized the "reflection" was part of the painting! So skillfully done. I just love everything about this piece, the colors, the details, the light...I could stare at it for hours.
If you're in Springfield, MO I highly encourage you to check out the Springfield Art Museum's Eye to I exhibit. They also currently have the This & That: Cartoons by Bob Palmer exhibit up, as well as their permeant collection Creating an American Identity.
I'm Andie Bottrell, a multidisciplinary creative based in Springfield, MO. This blog is designed to give you an inside peak into the process behind my projects and to share my work.