Go lightly.

Go lightly.

Jodie Hulden is a California-based artist whose contemplative photography focuses on intimate landscapes and still life.  She has a degree in art from San Diego State University where she worked primarily in textiles and artist books. She discovered her passion for black and white photography in the 1970s using film and doing darkroom work. She transitioned to digital photography in 2001.  She has studied with George DeWolfe, Carlin Tapp, Michael Frye, Brett Erickson and Susan Burnstine. After retiring from a teaching career, she now devotes her time to fine art photography. Her work has won numerous awards and she has exhibited her prints nationally.

I have always regarded my photography as “visual haiku” because of its poetic and contemplative quality. My experience is that when beauty crosses our path, whether grand, humble or intimate, thought disappears in that instant and a quiet stillness is present. In this way the experience of beauty is like a meditation, no matter how brief the encounter. Making photographs is my way of paying homage to those moments when the universe offers us these gifts of beauty. Such moments open our awareness to the innate inner silence that we all share, without thought, effort or design.
— Artist Statement

Exhibitions and Press

2012   "Gnarled Tree", Yosemite Renaissance XXVII Exhibition, Yosemite Valley, CA. Honarable Mention Award

2015   "At the Overlook", "Intimacy", "Stillness", Earth Month 2015 Los Angeles Group Exhibition, G2 Gallery, Pico House, Los Angeles, CA

2015   "Wild Graces" Two-Person  Exhibition with Robert Treat, Mission Trails Regional Park, San Diego, CA

2015   "Torrey Pines Portfolio", Lenscratch Online Magazine by Aline Smithson, June 6, 2015, www.lenscratch.com 

2015   "Seeing Silence", Annual Juried Art Show, Front Porch Gallery, Carlsbad, CA

2015   "Gourds on a Gold Plate", International Juried Exhibition, Center for Photographic Arts, Carmel, CA

2015   "On the Bluff", Finalist, 8th Gala Awards, Julia Cameron Awards for Women Photographers

2016   "Gnarled Tree", PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT, Director's Award

2016   "Whispers - Inside Bodie" Two Person Exhibition with Robert Treat, Gallery 4204, San Diego, CA

2016   "Seeing Silence", Online Gallery, Members' Juried Exhibition, Center for Photographic Arts, Carmel, CA

2016   "River Rocks", National Association of Women Artists (N.A.W.A.) Small Works Exhibition, New York, NY

2016   "Morning Fog", Annual Juried Art Show, Front Porch Gallery, Carlsbad, CA

2016   Black and White Photography Magazine (UK), August issue, "60 Seconds Exposure" interview with Tracy Hallett

2016   "Waiting", Center for Fine Art Photography "Home" Exhibition, Fort Collins, CO

2017   Artist-in-Residence, Month of February, Zion National Park, Utah

2017  "Ancient One", Yosemite Renaissance 32 Exhibition, Yosemite Valley, CA, Honorable Mention Award

2017  "Ancient One", Annual Juried Art Show, Front Porch Gallery, Carlsbad, CA

2017  FotoRelevance Commentary by Geoffrey Koslov, "Medium Festival of Photography 2017", November 10, 2017, www.fotorelevance.com

2018  Acceptance of "Presence",  Your Daily Photograph, January 18, 2018, as part of The New Pictorialists collection, www.YourDailyPhotograph.com