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Greg Kluempers

Greg Kluempers

Florissant, MO

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Biography:
I bought my first 35mm camera in 1970. Shortly after that I enrolled at Florissant Valley Community College to study art. I found the photography classes to very enjoyable. We studied composition and used photography to creatively express ourselves. At that time we were only working in black and white. In 1972 I participated in my first show with 10 other students. I continued to study photography and to take photos throughout the 70￿s, 80￿s and 90￿s. In 1999 I returned to Florissant Valley at night and in June, 2006 I received Associate in Fine Arts Degree ￿ Photography while working full time. Finally this fall I am retiring and I plan on spending much more time creating photographs.
Artist￿s Statement:
For a number of years I have been into what I call Abstract-Extraction (I compose then Extract part of an object/structure and to create an Abstract image). Many of my images are extractions from an old building, a distorted reflection, an architectural detail and the juxtaposition of adjoining buildings.
The last couple of years I find myself drawn to a Pictorialism Style using manipulation of typically ￿straight￿ photographic materials and create new, more expressive, painterly, altered interpretations as was a way of projecting an emotional intent into the viewer￿s realm of imagination. I do this in Photoshop using plug-ins, layers of textures, and blending them with various opacities into a finished image.
Special Accomplishments:
I have been a member of Art St. Louis for over 10 years and I regularly am selected 3 to 4 times a year for their juried shows. I was have been invited a number of times to participate in their offsite exhibits the latest being at the Des Peres hospital in St. Louis County.
Recently both of my images that I entered the St. Louis 250 Year Sheldon/Beacon photography competition were accepted - one of the pieces a black and white image of Union Station http://fineartamerica.com/featured/union-station-st-louis-b-and-w-dsc00422-greg-kluempers.html will be exhibited at the Sheldon and publish in the companion book project St. Louis at 250, the Sheldon Art Galleries/St. Louis Beacon Citywide Photo Contest.
I am a juried member of Greater St. Louis Artists Association and Best of Missouri Hands and I have been juried into a number of shows/fairs throughout the St. Louis Area including: Queeny Art Fair, Art Outside, Art and Air, Faust Park, Open Studio - the St. Louis Contemporary Art Museum, Mosaics, St. Louis Artist Guild, 2008 Gallery St Louis, Soulard Art Gallery, Gateway Gallery, Florissant Valley CC, Mereamec CC, St. Charles CC, The Foundry in St. Charles and Framations Art Gallery.
￿You don't make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.￿
￿ Ansel Adams

See my other website for additional images www.a-good-eye.com

 

Sunrise Nukolii Beach Kauai Hawaii 7R2_DSC4068_01082018 by Greg Kluempers

 

The Green Waves of Palouse WA DSC05032 by Greg Kluempers

 

The Milwaukee Road Railroad Viaduct Near Rosalia WA 1x2 DSC05095 by Greg Kluempers

 

Joso High Bridge Over the Snake River WA 1x2 ratio DSC043632415 by Greg Kluempers

 

Snow Geese in Pike County MO 7R2_DSC5260_01282018 1x2 ratio by Greg Kluempers

 

Snow Geese in Pike County MO 7R2_DSC5254_01282018 1x2 ratio by Greg Kluempers

 

Frankie Muse Freeman BnW 7R2_DSC5392_02052018-HDR by Greg Kluempers

 

Frankie Muse Freeman - Color 7R2_DSC5392_02052018-HDR by Greg Kluempers

 

Rainbow Falls, Hilo, HI 7R2_DSC5151_01182018 by Greg Kluempers

 

Hawaiian Outrigger Canoe Hawaii 7R2_DSC5196_01182018 by Greg Kluempers

 

Special Ordering information by Greg Kluempers

 

Gallery Locations in the St. Louis Area by Greg Kluempers

 

Beach Kauai Hawaii Film Noir Black and White 7R2_DSC4530_01112018 by Greg Kluempers

 

Waterfall Waimea Canyon Kauai Hawaii 7R2_DSC4591_01112018 by Greg Kluempers

 

Sunrise Nukolii Beach Kauai Hawaii Photo Painting 7R2_DSC4497_01112018 by Greg Kluempers

 

Remote Beach Na Pali Coast Kauai Hawaii 7R2_DSC4163_01092018 by Greg Kluempers

 

Na Pali Coast from Kalalau Lookout Kauai Hawaii 7R2_DSC4622_01112018 by Greg Kluempers

 

Na Pali Coast from Helicopter 7R2_DSC4156_01092018 by Greg Kluempers

 

Beach Swing Kauai Hawaii 7R2_DSC4977_01152018 by Greg Kluempers

 

Rainbow Eucalyptus Kauai Hawaii 7R2_DSC5062_01162018-2 by Greg Kluempers

 

Rainbow Eucalyptus Kauai Hawaii 7R2_DSC5062_01162018-1 by Greg Kluempers

 

Rainbow Eucalyptus Kauai Hawaii 7R2_DSC5062_01162018 - 3 by Greg Kluempers

 

Rainbow Eucalyptus Kauai Hawaii 7R2_DSC5061_01162018 by Greg Kluempers

 

Rainbow Eucalyptus Kauai Hawaii 7R2_DSC5054_01162018 by Greg Kluempers

 

Kauai Beach with Palm Trees Hawaii 7R2_DSC4998_01152018 by Greg Kluempers

 

Tree Trunk and Fungus IMG_6373 by Greg Kluempers

 

Sunset Creve Coeur Lake St Louis MO 1x2 ratio IMG_5073 by Greg Kluempers

 

Sail Boat in Roanoke Sound 1x2 ratio Photo Painting IMG_3969 by Greg Kluempers

 

Sail Boat in Roanoke Sound 1x2 ratio IMG_3969 by Greg Kluempers

 

Birch Bark Detail Monotone IMG_6361 by Greg Kluempers

 

Acadia National Park Rocks in Lake -BnW-IMG_6452 by Greg Kluempers

 

Sunrise Shaw Nature Reserve 7R2_DSC2549_10242017 by Greg Kluempers

 

Yosemite Falls 7R2_DSC2432_10082017 by Greg Kluempers

 

The Grand Canyon 7R2_DSC1663_08122017 by Greg Kluempers

 

Old Town Hall in Bamberg Germany-7R2_DSC7782_05092017 by Greg Kluempers

 

Paris France Eiffel Tower BnW 7K_DSC1999_09102017 by Greg Kluempers

 

Ellis Bay Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary 1by2 ratio 7R2_DSC3959_12202017 by Greg Kluempers

 

Sunset at Ellis Bay Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary 7R2_DSC3959_12202017 by Greg Kluempers

 

Swans Returning to the Roost at Riverlands 7R2_DSC3940_12202017 by Greg Kluempers

 

Swans Returning to the Roost at Riverlands 7R2_DSC3855_12202017 by Greg Kluempers

 

Christmas Jefferson National Expansion Memorial St Louis 7R2_DSC3574_12112017 by Greg Kluempers

 

Christmas Jefferson National Expansion Memorial St Louis 7R2_DSC3574_12112017 text by Greg Kluempers

 

The Sheldon Concert Hall BnW 7R2_DSC3020_11242017 by Greg Kluempers

 

The Sheldon Concert Hall BnW 7R2_DSC2937_11242017-HDR by Greg Kluempers

 

Shaw Nature Reserve Pinetum Lake Photo Painting 7R2_DSC2617_10242017 by Greg Kluempers

 

Shaw Nature Reserve Pinetum Lake 7R2_DSC2617_10242017 by Greg Kluempers

 

Shaw Nature Reserve Photo Painting 7R2_DSC2560_10242017 by Greg Kluempers

 

Shaw Nature Reserve 7R2_DSC2560_10242017 by Greg Kluempers