Creation Calls Pamela Willison Spurlock Nature Photography | Meet the Photographer

 

Creation Calls is a Story

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I am extremely fascinated with nature. How it grows, how it is dependent on all of its environment to survive, and even the team work involved. How much more are we? It always comes back to that for me. The intricacy of nature leads me back to Whose idea I was in the first place.

Photography has been a part of my world as long as I can remember. My father, Wayne Willison - of www.waynewillison.com - would let me watch him in his darkroom when I was a little girl. It was a special place where shapes shifted under the glow of red light. He often sat me on the counter where the magic happened. "Are you ready?" he would say, and then slide a sheet of blank paper into a pan, shake it gently, and before my eyes an image formed. Magic for sure!

By the age of seven, I was either in the darkroom watching magic happen, or in front of his camera.   Even as a child I knew in my heart that when I grew up I wanted to be a photographer.           

I grew up in Nova Scotia, Canada, and as the years passed, owned and operated a portrait studio there. Years later I met my husband and moved to Alabama, laying portrait photography aside. In fact, I thought that was the end of photography for me and that I would venture into something different. However, photography wasn't finished with me... because Creation Calls wanted to be born. It is in my DNA and I must run with it.
 

For the past several years I have made it a mission to immerse myself in all facets of nature photography in order to present Creation Calls. The pleasure I derive from photographing nature is astounding. Every subject is new to me as if I've never seen or heard it before. Such as a dragonfly perching on a branch, the tapestry of a wildflower possibly planted by a bird, the rising of the sun inviting a new day. All of these evoke a moment of stillness within me.

Even though the mere beauty of nature captivates my thoughts and sets them at rest, I am equally fascinated with the intimate relationship nature demonstrates within itself.

Each facet depends on its environment in order to be what it is, which makes the subject magnificent. I feel honored to capture what I see and to look into the masterful mind that created our natural world without a teacher.

As Albert Einstein said, "Look deep into nature and then you will understand everything better."