Story Behind the Shot:
Silent Sparrow” is a personal piece created in March 2014 dealing with the theme of personal fears. Specifically, how we hold ourselves back from potential joy, freedom, love—the things that we deeply desire simply because of our own fears and blocks. Like most of my work, it’s a self-portrait. It is a composite of two images comprised of the figure, and the second, taken in the spring near my home, of migrating birds.
What Inspires Your Photography?
My work is inspired by the human condition. It is an attempt to connect with others, so that they will know that they are not alone and that they are loved. I also combine this with my love for the natural world and the beauty of the untamed.
How Do You Define Your Style?
I am greatly influenced by painters including Monet, Andrew Wyeth, George Inness, Zdzislaw Beksinski, just to name a few. I strive to create glimpses of difficult, intimate and sometimes painful moments in a beautiful way. My images are often dreamlike and otherworldly with a touch of darkness, but I always strive to provide hope. My most recent work is comprised of composites of individual images each shot specifically for the completion of the piece.
Nikon D5000, AF-S Nikkor 18-55mm ƒ/3.5-5.6G, window light, Photoshop CC
Cheryl Fallon is a self-taught photographic fine artist based in central Pennsylvania creating conceptual portraiture and dreamlike landscapes. Growing up, she lived in Ipswich, England, Panama City, Florida and Dover, Delaware. She graduated from college with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology. Her husband, painter Jody Fallon, introduced her to illustrator, cartoonist and fine artist Ronald L. Wing, who encouraged her to pursue her lifelong interest in photography. She was also encouraged by fantasy illustrator Frank Frazetta and his wife, Ellie. In 2009, she began experimenting with creating more painterly images. In 2010, she left her day job and began focusing on creating art full time. www.cheryl-fallon.com