Long Island Photo Gallery - Photos of Long Island
Holly Gordon


Holly Gordon paints with her camera. The world is her studio and the digital darkroom sometimes takes her vision far beyond photography, as we know it. Although she stopped painting 20 years ago, here brush and lens are reunited.

Long Island has a rich history in inspiring artists. While Painters and Photographers share a love of color and light, their mediums of expression are different. Most people viewing Holly's work think she is a painter. In reality it is photography in transition. It is liminal; and she calls this body of images, 10 years in evolving, Photo-Liminalism.

Holly has established her reputation as both a fine art and documentary photographer creating break-through work in creative fine art photography and nature photography where she has the captured environmentally important essence of the Galapagos Islands, Antarctica and China. As an art teacher with some 30 years of experience these photography essays have gained visibility in museums, galleries, schools and libraries.

Her most recent work, The Brush/Lens Project with a well-known watercolorist links painting with a brush to creative expression with a camera and is in process of becoming a book. This initiative has generated wide interest in the arts community and media, with her work appearing in the New York Times and Newsday.

She is an artist who believes in engaging in important social issues and in blazing creative trails. Her ability to articulate her creative process as well as engage and inspire others, makes her is an indispensible advocate for the arts.

Holly's work has been exhibited widely--the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, Denise Bibro Fine Art in Chelsea, Manhattan, The Heckscher Art Museum, Long Island Museum, Long Island Photo Gallery, Ripe Art, fotofoto gallery, and Studio 5404 in Massapequa—to name a few.

Her art has appeared in The New York Times, Shutterbug Magazine, National Wildlife Magazine, New York Newsday, LI Pulse, The Village Connection and dozens of other newspapers and magazines.

Insightful interviews with Holly have been broadcast on Long Island PBS Channel 21, Fios TV Channels 1 and 501, with Cognac Wellerlane on the longislandexchange and on the radio with Bonnie Grice.


Telephone:  631.666.8841
Mobile: 631.835.0697
E-mail: holly@hollygordonphotographer.com
Websites: www.hollygordonphotographer.com

View Galleries:

Traditional Photography Gallery


Bird of Paradise
The Old Mill
Dockside #3

Holly Gordon - Artist Statement

There is seeing…and there is seeing into and beyond and through what is in front of our eyes. As Dorothea Lange uttered decades ago, “The camera is a tool that helps us to see.” Everybody is taking pictures these days….but how many are really seeing?

Color and light, my muses, are unpredictable and incalculable…like life itself.

Photography empowers me to capture, document and create. Technology has exploded photography as we know it. Making the invisible visible, the transparent the apparent, the abstract concrete, the fantasy reality and the impersonal personal are only part of the picture….

The camera makes me whole. Photography is part of my past, present and future. It is the synthesis of my love affair with the world and with life.

         I see.

         Creating, for me is a lot like breathing…

         I just do it.

         With my camera I feel whole…

         I can see into, beyond and through
                  all that is in front of my lens and think…

         What can it become?         

         I make it happen…
                   and that’s just the way it is.

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