As the daughter of LIFE magazine staff photographer Ralph Crane (whose photos were published in LIFE from 1936 to 1972), I came to the arts in a natural way.
My bio is available here: www.ritacranestudio.com/biography.html
Photos: Autumn Ginko (left); Japanese Maple (right)
Photos: Dusk, Navarro Beach (left); Mermaid Tresses (right)
In Mendocino my Fine Art Portfolio of oceanscapes and landscapes, including an exclusive line of photos on metal, are represented by Prentice Gallery on Main Street. The Mendocino Art Center offers a selection of my Old World Europe Collection, monochrome images, and new tide pool series. These tide pool pieces printed on metal are also part of the group show “Summertime” at the Scharffenberger Cellars Tasting Room in Philo through September.
As for local commercial projects, since 2003 I have been providing high quality photos of interiors, grounds, food, and people for many of our fine restaurants and inns, as well as other small businesses. I am delighted to announce that my photos will be included in the Albion River Inn’s upcoming cookbook, due to be released this Fall. In addition, many of my large framed prints have been purchased by the MacCallum House Inn to decorate their rooms.
Photos: Rainy Day, Venice; Little Dog & Bicycle, Florence; and Easter Flower Fairy
Photography is a wonderfully open-ended art form that allows one many opportunities for exploration and expression given the tools of the trade: exceptional cameras, lenses, filters, and plenty of brilliant software that, in the digital world, now replaces the darkroom.
Plans for the future include photographing historic Italian, French, and English gardens, experimenting with urban night photography, and creating new images of the ocean in all its beautiful moods.
This is a selection of my photos. To view my entire portfolio visit: RitaCraneStudio.com, which will take you to my work that is posted and updated regularly on the international photo sharing site Flickr.
Rita Crane Photography P.O. Box 91 Albion, CA 95410
All photographs copyrighted by Rita Crane Photo