~ Explorer ~ Ardent Learner of New Things ~ Creator ~
Charlie Favret is an avid motorcycle rider and photographer who has a love of exploring the less traveled back roads. These journeys are about the thrill of the ride, the camaraderie of friends who share in the adventure and the wonder of the scenery that they move through. His photography draws on that same passion for the technical challenge and seeing the beauty in things around him.
“Exploring a subject’s colors and lines is much like riding my motorcycle on scenic Texas back roads, studying the rapidly unfolding landscape for clues to discover the curves and contours of the road ahead. This has drawn me to create images from a flower’s abstract details to the vastness of the night sky, capturing two extreme ends of nature’s spectrum. Bold shapes and colors fascinate me and make me want to see the unexpected beauty of what’s down the next road, around the next bend.”
Charlie’s parents gave him his first camera on his 6th birthday, a 126 format Kodak film camera. He moved on to 110 format in the mid 1970s and 35mm in the late 1980s. After a break from creative photography in the 2000s, he jumped back in when his wife gave him an Olympus camera for his birthday a few years ago. His favorite subjects are abstract flower close-ups, wildlife, star trails and, of course, motorcycles.
Round Rock Arts Gallery Committee member
TAG@120 Gallery Gallery Installation Volunteer
Downtowner Gallery Gallery Installation Volunteer
Williamson County Art Guild Member
North Austin Pfotographic Society Member
International Dark Sky Association Contributor
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