Photography by Wanda Hammerbeck
"The river where I grew up in North Carolina was seven miles wide. From my veranda I could see vast water space beyond the pecan and cypress trees and bullrushes in the foreground. That is what I grew up looking at."
Wanda Hammerbeck's interests in photography were apparent on the first roll of photographic film she made. When she was nine. Among other things, it contained numerous wide shots of the land with interesting foreground configurations.
Now her need to photograph is much deeper than an artistic "activity." The work is a personal investigation into the nature of reality. A study of life and the environment. Images that are like the times we point and say, "look at that."