I am Eva McDermott, a Fine Arts Photographer specializing in Seascapes, Landscapes, and Nature's Abstracts. I live in Atkinson, NH and have expanded my business to include Real Estate and Architectural Photography.
Photography has been my hobby, my passion for close to 40 years. My photographic journey began when I was a teenager when I bought my first camera, a 35mm Minolta range finder with the money I earned from a summer job. My passion really took hold when I was in college after taking a variety of photography courses in the chemistry, physics, and art. I grew up 5 miles (as the crow flies) from NYC, NY in New Jersey so much of my initial work was cityscapes. Having grown up in the urban landscape, I longed to spend more time in less crowded, natural spaces. I developed a love for the outdoors and spent a lot of time hiking and photographing in the Catskills and Adirondacks in NY and White Mountains of NH.
In the early 1980's, I started to travel to places I dreamed about visiting - Alaska, Desert Southwest, Pacific Northwest, Northern California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Hawaii, Nova Scotia, Scotland, Ireland, and Norway. I love to travel for the sake of taking photographs.
I specialize in seascapes, landscapes, and nature abstracts using both film and digital cameras. My goal is to capture the best image possible in-camera using graduated neutral density filters to improve tonal range of both my digital and film images. For many years, I printed black and white as well as color images in my own darkroom from negatives and transparencies taken with my 35mm, medium format, and 4X5 cameras. Today I use Lightroom and Photoshop only for basic editing and to prepare an image for print. Having lost my engineering job, I decided to focus on starting up a Real Estate Photography business and becoming a photographer full time.
As a member of the Boothbay Region Art Foundation, I regularly exhibit my work at the BRAF Galley at their member shows during the summer months. My photographs have also been selected for The Maine Photography Show for 14 of the 15 years. In 2013, my abstract of bubbles under ice, “Celestial” won 3rd place in the Black and White Category. I have exhibited my work at the Boothbay Harbor Library (solo), Boothbay Region Art Foundation (member shows), The First Bank in Boothbay Harbor (solo), Southport Library (solo), Art@Waterfront Park Festival Boothbay Harbor (group). My most recent solo shows include Kimball Library, Atkinson, NH, Hampstead Library, NH, and Bean Towne Cafe, Hampstead, NH. Future solo shows for 2020 include Plaistow Library, Hampstead Library, Kimball Library, and Southport Library.
In my spare time I usually have a camera in hand waiting for those moments of dramatic light. I am also one of the Landscape gallery moderators / editors on Nature Photographers – On-Line Magazine https://naturephotographers.network . You can view more of my work on my website www.evamcdermottphotography.com and I hope you enjoy my photographic vision. Please do sign my guest book and thanks for looking.