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Artist Reviews ~ John Wimberley

Carmel Valley From Hall's Ridge, 1993

"He is one of contemporary photography's best technicians....... But it is his spirituality and its profound connection to his work that sets him apart from many of his fellow photographers..... Well known for his angels, he is also a master of the majestic black-and-white landscape photograph. Comparisons to Ansel Adams, the artistic godfather of many celebrated 20th/21st-century landscape photographers, are inevitable. It actually makes sense in Wimberley’s case. Both are known for technical mastery and ability to illustrate nature’s spiritual qualities."
       -Louisville, KY, The Louisville Eccentric
, November 2007

"He has a truly great grasp of the moment....These are stunning images visualized by a dramatic and discerning eye"
       -Sacramento, CA, Sacramento Bee, January 9, 2000

"Wimberley's undisputed technical mastery of photographing and printing in black and white is but the springboard for visual poetry of spiritual realms....An outstanding example of his uncanny ability to convey atmospheric purity is Descending Angel...What remains unnoticed by most, as seen through Wimberley's eyes, becomes a powerful, mysterious invitation."
       -Monterey, CA, The Herald, July 20, 1990

"It is a heightened sensitivity in Wimberley's work that makes his photographs seem like the original conceptions for the design of the world"
       -Phoenix, AZ, State Press, November 15, 1984

"Both photographers (Ansel Adams and John Wimberley) have a tactile sense of texture. Adams is an acknowledged master. Wimberley's (photographs) also convey the sense of the substance of the formation. One of the more interesting revelations in the exhibition is Wimberley's handling of the range of light....Ranging from subtle to dramatic, Wimberley's works are not diminished by comparison. Wimberley acknowledges his debt to the master but constructs his own realities."
       -Palo Alto, CA, The Peninsula Times-Tribune, February 25, 1983

"There is something more than technique, though, that separates Wimberley's work from the realm of the ordinary. His photos possess a transcendental quality....The 51 gelatin/silver prints are a sure sign that the artist has begun to emerge as a serious photographic innovator,"
       -Santa Cruz, CA, Santa Cruz Weekly, January 28, 1981

"Wimberley's prints are spectacular in the best sense of the word. These black and white photos of extraordinary depth and luminosity capture restricted but imposing chunks of landscape....But instead of coming back with a merely picturesque result, Wimberley makes a photographic record that penetrates directly to the mysterious forces behind natural forms. Wimberley succeeds in portraying objects....that compel us to surrender our consciousness to them."
       -Palo Alto, Palo Alto Weekly, December 13, 1979

"With great sensitivity and an unerring eye, Wimberley is able to evoke the experience of the land....Timelessness, a sense of the infinite unsullied by man is pervasive. Wimberley has created a series of conspicuously attractive photographs."
       -Palo Alto, CA, Palo Alto Times, September 6, 1978

"The first thing that one is made aware that the photographer, John Wimberley, is a craftsman of the highest order. His prints are not merely technically correct, but wonderfully alive."
       -Artweek, November 1973

"John Wimberley (is) one of America's finest living landscape photographers."
       -Eric Keller, Director, Soulcatcher Studio, Santa Fe, NM

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