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Quatrain ƒotographic Headquarters! Exclusively featuring the client galleries, quadrivia, and portfolios of a professional practitioner of studio & location portraiture, photo education, and lyric documentary photography — Don Werthmann.
Tap this icon to view information about scheduling portrait sessions, session fees & print services, in addition to viewing former client cover shots that range from headshots to formal portraits, from individuals to groups, created on-location and in the studio.
a.k.a. Books. These collections are infused with curiosity and lyricism found in everyday life, ranging from the backyard to various corners of the planet. Tap this icon to view an Artist Statement and find clues about the photography featured in these portfolios.
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Prospective or current clients can query about the status of their project, and students with questions or in need of other advising can find contact info here. Quatrain fotographic is...
seeing, thinking, teaching. Visual Poetry.
From camera operation to composition and lighting techniques, to software training and study abroad opportunities there’s over twenty years of teaching experience here to mentor visual literacy, creativity, and visual problem solving.
Quid Pro Quo
a.k.a. Imaging Rates & Services. If you’re seeking original portraiture, or advisement in the edit & assembly of a professional photo project, or need image assets produced for editorial or commercial publication, then tap this icon to learn more.
Artist CV & Bio
With over thirty years experience ranging from advertising, to academia, to self employment, tap this icon to measure expectations for credibility. You’ll discover a well-seasoned and Quixotic Professional.
If you value reading things on the Internet, then visit the blog! Quatrain ƒotographic was born here as a manifestation of the wandered, the wondered, and the found.
What’s Goin’ On!
The Quatrain Project —— In the literary world, the quatrain is a style of poetry limited to four-line stanzas of any kind; rhymed, metered, or otherwise. Here, this style of poetry takes the form of photographic constructions. Removed from its original context, an image is made part of a visually flowing sequence to create a new whole — a mélange of subject matter, formal properties, intention, and potential meaning. My twenty-four year career in photography met forces that sparked this project’s inception in October 2010, and over the last several years it has evolved from an exclusive blog presence, Thinking Outloud, to this website.
¡Spain 2018! This eighteen-day course offers unparalleled opportunities to live and travel in Spain, and to see creatively while studying photography and design. Inspired by the people and charm of one of the world’s oldest, most influential cultures, students learn to develop their photographic vision to breathe meaning and metaphor into images. Students experience full Spanish language and culture contact, visit locations ranging from Roman ruins to castle towers, and study visual art that ranges from Paleolithic cave paintings to avant-garde museum exhibits. Daily class & field sessions feature assignments rooted in the practice of color theory, design, lighting, and gestalt.