Cameron / Baxter Galleries is a collaboration between two fine-art photographers (one of whom is also a digital Pop Artist) who each have more than 50 years worth of work under their belts. The name comes from each of our middle names, in case you were wondering. As you will see, we view the world through very different lenses. Welcome!
Connie Baxter Marlow (aka Constance Baxter) comes from a family of exceptional and successful photographers. She has been a respected landscape photographer for over half a century, and was featured in the important 1974 exhibition "20th Century American Photography" along with 50 of the world's most iconic photographers. Connie was in her 20's at the time and was one of only six women in the show. She assisted at a number of Ansel Adams' Workshops in Yosemite National Park in the early 1970s, and shot a series of striking male and female nudes during a week-long Yosemite session led by controversial Japanese photographer Eikoh Hosoe. Those perfectly-preserved 50-year-old medium-format photographs have never been printed. Until now! See her NUDES gallery for examples.
Our next show is at Cove Street Arts in Portland, Maine. Cove Street is
an 8,000 sq ft gallery dedicated to Maine artists and photographers.
Andrew Cameron Bailey's love affair with photography began in South
Africa at the age of 22, when his girlfriend won the Jean Shrimpton
International Model Search. Jean Shrimpton was the world's first
"supermodel." The winning photograph was taken by a spearfishing buddy,
who lent Andrew his Pentax Spotmatic a week or two later. The rest is history. As to Andrew's Pop Art, he was a scientist, but his girlfriends were all art students. He ended up sitting in on their Art History classes and studying photography at the College of Art. Years later he began making art of his own, and has now mastered a unique digital painting technology.
Connie's extensive photography of Mt. Katahdin and Baxter State Park in Maine, published in book form in 1972 and 1999, is a very personal exploration of the mystical mountain that is sacred to the Wabanaki, the original caretakers of the land there. Connie uses her photography as a vehicle for ideas expressing an expanded connection to the Oneness and Sacredness of all life. To experience the depth and breadth of her work, go to ConnieBaxterMarlow.com
Andrew says: "My photographic adventure started in sub-tropical Africa, shooting landscapes, seascapes, Zulu warriors, Kalahari bushmen, monkeys, elephants and nature. After moving to London in 1969, my subjects became grittier - city scapes and street people reflecting millennia of history and human diversity. To this day, I love nature, urban scenes, ancient ruins, weather-sculpted landscapes and time-worn human faces filled with character born of life experience.
I shot my first roll of black & white film in Durban, South Africa in 1965 and I was hooked. I had found my art form! My friends were all art students and I was the science guy. I couldn't paint or play the piano, but I knew how to mix chemicals and calculate exposures. Unbeknownst to me at the time, I also had 'The Eye.' I could spot a subject and nail the composition without even thinking about it."
Both of us have held numerous exhibitions in multiple countries, including in Africa, Europe, Mexico and the United States, but neither of us has ever offered our fine-art photography for sale, choosing to treat it as an artistic outlet, an inspirational creative endeavor. Our entire body of work is now becoming available for the very first time! We are also offering a number of original paintings, ethnic masks and sculptures and other art objects from our family collections. See the COLLECTIBLE ART gallery for these unique offerings.
Our art business has been designated a "Trusted Art Seller" with The Art Storefronts Organization, which means you can shop with confidence, and know that we stand behind the quality and value of our products.