As a photographer I attempt to record the details in the world that most are too busy to see, to provide a moment of pause and reflection and ultimately, an appreciation of the beauty around us.
Whether I am creating a still life composition or traveling to places that most will never visit, I strive to present an image that the viewer will connect with. It is said that every picture tells a story and while this may be true, it is my hope that each viewer will bring his or her own interpretation to the viewing and in that vein expand upon the story or create an entirely new story that only they may see.
As with most artists I struggle to present a unique view, one that incorporates a piece of my soul and conveys a sense of what I perceive when I view the world around me. My art is an extension of me and as such it is always changing, exploring new options, expanding on my previous experiences. And, I hope bringing beauty and pleasure to those who view it.
Terri Hood is a freelance photographer located in Hunterdon County, New Jersey. She enjoys landscape, wildlife and fine art photography. She particularly enjoys arranging and photographing still life compositions.
Terri has broadened her photographic knowledge by taking a number of workshops with professional photographers including but not limited to Tony Sweet, Nancy Ori and Peter Simon and she has completed the digital photography course with the New York Institute of Photography. She also continues to improve her techniques and knowledge by utilizing the numerous online studies offered.
She has exhibited her work at the Hunterdon County Library; The Mayo Performing Arts Center; The Crane’s Mill Gallery; The Watchung Arts Center where she received an award of merit for her Shabby Chic portrait of a house and have had her work accepted in the juried show for the past 3 years; The Bistro Gallery; Overlook Hospital; the Somerset County Cultural and Heritage Commission. In addition, she has been juried into the Grounds for Sculpture Focus on Sculpture juried show two years running and received the Best in Show award for Ocean Zen in 2012. Her solo exhibition “Life Along the River” is currently being displayed at the Musconetcong Watershed Association Gallery; One of her portraits of a glass blower, Cody Nicely, was commissioned by the artist for use in his advertising and marketing literature. She has also had one of her photographs published in the Schmap Philadelphia Twelfth Edition, an online travel magazine.
She is currently a member of the Photographic Society of America and serves as a commentator for their digital study group program on Nature; The Hunterdon County Photography Club of which she is a founding member; The New Jersey Photo Form where she serves as Co-Manager of the Exhibition Committee and The Contemporary Arts Group where she serves as the Board Secretary