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About Drew Bedo

Although Visually Impaired or Legally Blind, Houston based visual artist, Drew Bedo creates fine-art photographic images using traditional films in vintage and antique view cameras.

These images, in color and black and white, are offered here as archival ink-jet prints; individually and as portfolios.

Artist Statement

In late 2002 became legally blind. One eye has no useful vision; the other has severely degraded vision. Yet, I see. There are some things that I can no longer do at all, and many things that I must now do differently. Photography is one of them.

I create photographic images using traditional films in vintage or antique view cameras. Visual impairment has made photography more than a creative act for me. Photography has become a therapeutic affirmation of my ability to adapt to, adjust to, and accept my condition. Photography has become more than another way of seeing. For me, photography IS seeing.

When composing an image on the ground glass of the camera, I often feel a link with the creative tradition of pioneer photographers such as William Henry Jackson, Fredrick H. Chapin, Curtis and others. Lens and film technologies may be modern, but the creative process is much the same.

Any amount of light is important to me. I am drawn to the subtle movement of light across a subject to envelop it. Shape defining shadows and strong patterns attract my attention. I tend to work with small subjects and compact compositions. Many of my images are still-life; found objects placed in window light. Other images are studio creations. Some work may be intimate environmental compositions, both indoors and out. Many of my images breathe a quiet tranquility. And yet there may also be subtle tension.

It is not enough to photograph an object, I must capture the light that surrounds it.

Drew Bedo

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Nautilus-1  A Sectioned Nautilus Shell

Nautilus-1 A S...

by Drew Bedo

$275.00

Susan's Lillies:

Susan's Lillies...

by Drew Bedo

$275.00

By Any Other Name:  White Rose and Window Blinds

By Any Other Na...

by Drew Bedo

$275.00

Arches,

Arches,

by Drew Bedo

$275.00

Hands of Time

Hands of Time

by Drew Bedo

$275.00

Smazing Grace, A Hyhmn In Braille

Smazing Grace, ...

by Drew Bedo

$275.00

Hobnail

Hobnail

by Drew Bedo

$275.00

Hot Spring:  durango colorado

Hot Spring: du...

by Drew Bedo

$275.00

Afternoon Break:  William Allen White  Cabin

Afternoon Break...

by Drew Bedo

$275.00

Rushing  Water:   Rock Mountains National Park

Rushing Water:...

by Drew Bedo

$275.00

Porch and Post

Porch and Post

by Drew Bedo

$275.00

Shadowed Sands

Shadowed Sands

by Drew Bedo

$275.00

Gourded Window, Mission San Jose, San Antonio Texas

Gourded Window,...

by Drew Bedo

$275.00

Three doorways: Mission San Jose, San Antonio Texas

Three doorways:...

by Drew Bedo

$275.00

Jackie's Lilly

Jackie's Lilly

by Drew Bedo

$275.00

WindowPeak:  Long's Peak reflected in a window,

WindowPeak: Lo...

by Drew Bedo

$275.00

Brick Walk:  Gruen Texas

Brick Walk: Gr...

by Drew Bedo

$275.00

Doorways Mission San Jose, San Antonio TX

Doorways Missio...

by Drew Bedo

$275.00

Window Light Cade's Cove Cabin

Window Light Ca...

by Drew Bedo

$275.00

Vickie's Casserole:  A Hand-Thrown Pot,

Vickie's Casser...

by Drew Bedo

$275.00

Dad's Glasses

Dad's Glasses

by Drew Bedo

$275.00

Old-Gold and Pearls:

Old-Gold and Pe...

by Drew Bedo

$275.00

The Word:  Glasses and Bible

The Word: Glas...

by Drew Bedo

$275.00

In The Beginning: Genesis.

In The Beginnin...

by Drew Bedo

$275.00

As I See It:  A self-portrate in black and white

As I See It: A...

by Drew Bedo

$175.00

But Now I See:  Reading A Hymn In Braille

But Now I See: ...

by Drew Bedo

$275.00

White Roses

White Roses

by Drew Bedo

$275.00

 In The Wind:  Blown Away

In The Wind: ...

by Drew Bedo

$275.00

Best Friends, Ccolored Crystals

Best Friends, C...

by Drew Bedo

$275.00

Galaxy A Nautilus Shell

Galaxy A Nautil...

by Drew Bedo

$275.00

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