Heather Drake, Chicago Member Since July 2011 Artist Statement Born and raised in New York, Heather Drake has always had a natural talent in the arts. From a very young age she participated in all kinds of visual and dramatic arts. Mrs. Drake became acquainted with film photography in her teen years where she practiced developing and enlarging 35 mm film. Sentimental when it comes to cameras, she has acquired quite a collection of equipment that “needs work”.
Recently Mrs. Drake began the foray into digital SLR photography. Her favorite subjects are of created and natural beauty, which are found in the architecture of the city and in the wilds of nature. Mrs. Drake’s travels have afforded her a range of subject matter. Pattern, texture, color, light and shadow are all equally important in her work. Mrs. Drake desires her work to be relatable and familiar yet be able to evoke emotion or a sense memory, even creating a new one.