R Lewis Hooten

I was interested from an early age in music, art, dance, and anything of beauty such as the natural world. After serving in the US Army I became a Nuclear Medicine Technologist. I studied Ballet in the evenings and weekends and eventually became a professional dancer.

I recieved a BFA degree in dance and then began to photograph my collection of orchids and tropical plants. I am now photographing peeling tree bark to make artistic images.


Bark Series

Images are made by first photographing papery pieces of tree bark that have peeled off trees as they grow. Some pieces are wet before photographing. Then using these photos in Photoshop, the images are born.