Arts & Entertainment

Richard D. Pick shows off the magic of light this July

PARK CITY, Utah — According to Richard D. Pick, good photographers need to have an understanding of both their equipment, and the magic of light.

“Good photographers need to be both good technicians and good artists,” Pick said.

He has been a photographer for over 50 years, and this July, you can see his art on display in Park City, Oakley and Heber.

Arsenic Arch. Photo: Richard D. Pick

Enjoy the magic of areas hidden in our Western states

Growing up, Pick travelled to the National Parks in existence back then. Now he puts his efforts into showing people other areas worth protecting. He published a book for that purpose, “Images of Bears Ears.”

“The Bears Ears is an incredible place with numerous sites in every canyon. The beauty of the place is hard to describe, so pictures seemed to be the way to go. Few people visit many of the areas in Bears Ears because they are so remote,” Pick said.

His favorite places to photograph are those of solitude, mostly on the Colorado Plateau.

Big Crane, Bears Ears New Mexico. Photo: by Richard D. Pick

Changing with the times and passing it on

When the quality of digital photography started surpassing that of analog, Pick made the switch to digital. Today, his office is full of monitors and printers. He is an active member of the Park City artist community, organizing exhibits and teaching workshops to fellow artists. His work is on display at Create PC, the local artist collective located at 1500 Kearns Boulevard.

Sharing experiences

Tower Ruins, Bears Ears New Mexico. Photo: by Richard D. Pick

On July 13 you can find Pick in Oakley for the Summer Arts Market at the Red Barn, located at 4300 SR-32, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. He will be happy to talk to you about his images.

“For me the experience I had making the image is what was important. There is a story behind each of my images, not about what it is, but something about the subject,” explained Pick.

If you can’t make it to the Summer Arts Market, head over to the first annual Wasatch Back Art Festival in Heber on July 26-27.

“I think the Wasatch Back Art Festival is a great opportunity for Wasatch Back residents to come and meet our talented local artists. Local artists create art about our own area and our own state; just the kind of art most of us want to have in our homes,” Pick said.

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