Artist Among Us: Photographer Julie DiBiase

Art History: Even as a child, Julie DiBiase had a camera in hand at all times. “It was my prized possession,” she says. An award-winning graduate of the Propersi Institute of Art (now known as the Connecticut Institute of Art), she looks for photographic opportunities everywhere for her landscape and still-life photos. DiBiase prefers the imperfect and unadorned — old trucks, barn doors, architecture, seashells — “quiet beauty that may not be evident,” she says. But her work has changed since she donned a cap and gown in 1990. “More mature, serious and contemplative,” describes DiBiase. “I have developed a much more discerning eye, looking beyond the obvious. Sometimes it is just as important to know when not to take a photo as it is when to take one.”
The Piece: “One Shell,”
digital photography, $150,
matted in an 11×14 frame, www.jdibiasephotography.com
Inspiration: DiBiase happened upon this shell while walking on the beach in Old Lyme, CT. “It caught my eye the way it was nestled between the two rocks,” she says.

From May 7 to 29, Greenwich Arts Council turned Greenwich Avenue into a walking museum via Art to the Avenue, for the 18th year in a row. Local businesses hosted works from more than 120 unbelievably talented artists, six of which were singled out by our judges.
-PHOTOGRAPHS by Bruce Plotkin