Named after Stacy's
beloved Belgian Sheppard, Whitsunday; as well as the serene mood and quiet observations one may
enjoy on a lazy Sunday afternoon without the distractions of the weekday
grind. Stacy's eye for the precision and exquisiteness with which a bird's wing
may flap, or the spectrum of colors that may be exhibited in their plume; or
the wounded and soulful eyes of wolves with their heads thrown back in a
rapturous, symphonic howl, are beautifully transposed into images for the rest
of the world to enjoy vicariously through her mind's and lens's eye.
“The secret of
success is making your vocation your vacation.”
While landscape and
wildlife photography has been a thriving pastime and side business for Stacy,
her craft is not limited to frivolity.
Her career as a radiologic technologist has perhaps shaped her for
working in a delicate environment and with somewhat skittish models.
Stacy has a quiet compassion as well as
fierce professional approach and respect for her subjects. These unique
characteristics, put the patient or "model" at ease, and can result
in not only a clearer image for art, but at times, even for survival.
.Stacy Berkman Webb's photographic
inspiration has most recently evolved from the natural elements and creatures
in her home environment on Trout Lake in the Adirondacks. It is not limited, however, to just her
upstate New York roots. Her work spans
to the regions of Maine, Northern California, multiple National Parks, and
numerous other locales both in the United States and abroad. Originally from Latham, Stacy's first
encounter with a camera was at the age of thirteen when she picked up her
mother's Olympus OM10 35mm.
A passionate and
keen observer of flora and fauna, Stacy finesses her work by using the moods
that both weather and season evoke in synchronicity with her living subjects.
This is Stacy's second
formal public debut as an artist, and like so many of her models, she too shies
away from the camera. We are so
fortunate to capture this rare bird in flight!