I see beauty in old, new, small or large things. Things could be anything from trees to sunsets, sunrises, windmills to old cars. I want people to see the beauty in my photography as I see it thru my lens.
Brenda Eidson Artist Statement
The moment I pick up my camera, every problem, every worry is gone. My
focus is getting that picture of what I am seeing through the lens. I want everyone to see the beauty in the scene that I see. I love taking pictures of abandoned buildings, houses, barns, old cars or trucks sitting in fields, and old signs. Sometimes I find a treasure. Something that has rust looks old and is interesting.
My favorite photos of people are when someone doesn’t realize the lens is on
them. I like finding the stories in older people’s faces. They make good photo subjects.
My photos are stills that bring back many memories to the young and old.
BRENDA K EIDSON
RR 3, BOX 51A
GUYMON, OK 73942
I attended Guymon High School graduating in 1979. From there, I attended college in Oklahoma Panhandle State University in Goodwell, Oklahoma. I enrolled in a two-year program and received my diploma in Secretarial Science in 1982. While my kids were still in school and at home, I took several painting classes in the evening at OPSU. The art instructor was a well-known Panhandle artist, Jo Dunham. After my kids were grown, I turned to my hobby of photography. I took a photography night class in Liberal, Kansas at Seward County Community College where I learned on how to develop black and white film.
While I was in high school, I worked at Wirtz Lumber & Supply. After college I stayed there and have now been there for 43 years. The lumber yard is a third-generation family-owned company. I have had the privilege of working with all three generations. I am Assistant Office Manager taking care of all office procedures, including employee time schedules, accounts receivables, accounts payables, overlooking cashiers and most importantly inventory management.
I was chosen to be one of five artists to participate in the Main Street Guymon Program , Bringing Creativity Downtown Artist Project. I have also taken weddings, senior portraits, baby sessions, family sessions. I am in a group for photographers called, Main Street Shutterbugs. We take art safaris and go down dirt roads and discover the beauty of our area called the Panhandle of Oklahoma.
I have been a volunteer with the Main Street Guymon since 2014. Along with the Main Street events, I also have taken pictures for Pioneer Day Rodeo (Chamber of Commerce event) in Guymon, Living Green races (Ultra Runners event), senior portraits, weddings, family portraits. My favorite is when the Guymon Fire Department is training in live fire. They are at night, so you get to practice your night light photography. Car shows are another favorite of mine. Also I take pictures for people who cannot afford to hire a photographer.