2018-2019 Cape Cod Viewfinders Competition Judges
September 19th Andy Howard http://www.andrewkhoward.com/
Andrew K. Howard, a native Cape Codder, has been making photographs for over forty-five years. “Andy” has been teaching at Wheaton College, in Norton, Massachusetts for the past forty years where he is a Professor of Art and Co-Chair of the Art and Art History department. He has also worked commercially with clients such as IBM, Tenneco, Crown Plaza-Holiday Inn, Sheraton, Boston Whaler, Cape Dory Yachts, Safety First, and many others, making photographs for advertising and public relations.The recent focus of his work is the American West. He has traveled to and photographed numerous locations in Arizona, Utah, California, and New Mexico. Many of his recent photographs can be found on this website. Howard has also spent considerable time photographing in New England, particularly Cape Cod, and in Ireland, where he teaches Wheaton students. Through the Cape Cod Art Association, Andy teaches workshops on concept development, helping students reach their personal and professional artistic goals. He is a frequent judge for camera clubs and lectures on a variety of topics to organizations and clubs interested in photography. Andy’s work has won numerous awards and can be found in personal and institutional collections. Recently he curated and participated in the Cape Cod Art Museum’s exhibit “Contrasts: Varying Visions from Six Master Photographers.”
November 7th Elisif Brandon http://elisif.com
Elisif first realized her passion for photography while working on a Ph.D. in marine biology, studying sea lions in Alaska. She found herself "More inspired by the scenery than the science," and since then I have honed her technique and developed her vision in courses and workshops. Although she photographs "whatever catches my eye, from leaves, landscapes, skyscrapers, and people, to old rusty trucks," she is a premier architectural photographer, working for corporate clients such as Dana Farber and Colliers.
January 16th Jen Kano http://www.jenkano.com/
Jen has been taking pictures since her parents gave her an old box camera (Kodak Duaflex I) when she was about seven years old. The camera was older than she and the first in a long succession of point-and-shoot cameras she would own over the next 50 years. She enjoyed taking pictures with every one of those cameras, but it wasn't until the dawning of the digital age that she really started to blossom as a photographer.
While she enjoys shooting a wide variety of subjects, she has a particular affinity for nature and wildlife, probably because she says, “I have always had a very deep appreciation for Mother Nature's artistry. I feel privileged to be able to capture some of her artwork through photography and strive to do it justice.”
Her work can be seen at the Cataumet Arts Center, and she is a Juried Artist Member in Fine Art Photography at the Cape Cod Art Association.
March 20th Ken Weidemann
Ken Wiedemann began his photography while in his early teens. His photographs
have been published worldwide in numerous magazines including Down East,
Forbes, New England Living, and Vermont Life, among others. He has served extensively as
a judge throughout New England.
May 15th Dorene Sykes http://www.dorenesykes.com/
Dorene Sykes is recognized as a premier photographic artist on Cape Cod. Her artwork explores the harmonious relationship between people and their environment. A native of Michigan, Dorene studied at Germain School of Photography and Hunter College in New York City, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics. Her career progressed from budget analysis at the United Nations to customer support and marketing management at technology firms in greater Boston. She earned an MBA degree at Boston University.
In 2004, Dorene settled on Cape Cod and returned to her earlier dream of a career in photography. After freelancing for the Enterprise newspaper, she ran a successful portrait studio business through 2014, specializing in beach portraits of extended families. During this time she earned the title of Certified Professional Photographer from the Professional Photographers of America of which she is a member. Dorene Sykes is recognized as a Master Artist by the Cape Cod Art Association, and many of her photographs have won awards in local and national shows. Doreen enjoys sharing her expertise in a variety of ways: teaching photography classes at Cape Conservatory, coaching students privately, speaking at camera clubs, judging club competitions, and being a juror at local art shows.
July 17th Rick Branscombe http://photographyatelier.org/artist/rick-branscomb/
Rick Branscombe is a fine art photographer who splits his time between Londonderry, NH, and Hyannis, MA. He is a juried member of the Cape Cod Art Association and a Master Photographer with the Cape Cod Camera Club. His favorite genre is night photography and other high-contrast genres. He is adept in the digital darkroom, using Lightroom and Photoshop to discover and refine his photographic vision. He has had solo exhibitions in Nashua, Hudson, and Derry, New Hampshire; and his photographs have appeared in shows in New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Vermont.