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Derek Voorhis

June 1, 2018 - June 29, 2018

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First Friday Art Walk – June 2018

Discover Art Downtown at NexLynx Gallery of Arts, Friday June 1st from 5pm to 8pm, to view the beauty captured by photographer, Derek Voorhis during our First Friday Art Walk.

Growing up in northern Oklahoma, Derek feels there was little in the way of breathtaking scenery and landscapes. Therefore, the constant theme for Derek’s photography is the ubiquity of everyday objects and people, re-imagined in such a way as to provide the viewer with wonder and amazement that would normally not exist.

Derek’s love of photography began at a very early age with an old cheap plastic 35mm camera. He sold his first photographs at an art show at the age of 12, by 13 was invited to take a college level course in darkroom film and print developing. At 15, he was the youngest person ever in his high school to be allowed to join the yearbook staff, as he was the only one at the time who knew how to use a darkroom.

To Derek, photography is an area of art that one will always learn and grow. There is no end-point, no definitive level of knowledge that can ever be gained. Beautiful picturesque scenery and images are all around us if we only stop, for a moment, take a look and re-frame the ordinary into something extraordinary.