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Driving in New York State

Richie Bittner

Photography

Richie Bittner is a self taught artist and digital photographer. He moved to Washington County in 1989 via a 5 year stint on Martha’s Vineyard. A self proclaimed Luddite, it was In 1991 that a client in NYC dragged him kicking and screaming into the digital world so that they could work on design projects through the new medium of e-mail. He was hooked and has spent the last 16 years in the world of digital design. Richie & his wife Lynne started Wildflower Graphics in 1997, incorporating traditional artistic technique with digital art creation.

"Photography has changed how I see the world. I see in the common and everyday, both joy and sadness, beauty and corruption, mystery and evidence. The challenge is to observe the fascinating details of the common place, and capture a moment in an image thath leads the viewer to a moment of reflection or introspection. Where that thought leads from there is beyond me, but hopefully it leads to a greater appreciation of our place in the world."

Richie Bittner, 2007

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Tree on Cozy Hollow Rd.

From the Portraits of Spring series

My fascination with spring ephemerals is fleeting and intense. Each spring brings with it a new sense of urgency, and an opportunity to capture an essential image of these early flowering wildflowers that grow here in Southern Washington county. With the Trillium and Trout Lily, seven years at the minimum before setting a flower and then, in a week to ten days, it is all said and done. To be a witness to this fleeting display of beauty and grace is a privilege indeed.

These photgraphs were made in 2008 in the woods and along the Battenkill in Greenwich, NY.

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Cow on a Fence
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Tree & Fence
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East Rt. 29

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