I have a long love of nature and the rural American South.
Combining photography with my love of hiking, camping, backpacking, canoeing, and fishing, my camera gear is always close at hand. My career has provided the opportunity to travel nationally and internationally, including Canada, Europe, the UK, and South America.
Along the way I recognized that the rural, agricultural landscape of the American South is quickly disappearing. In an effort to capture the essence of the region, I refocused my efforts to produce high-quality photography worthy of a broader audience.
While somewhat documentary in nature, my photographic style tends to lean toward a fine art bent. I enjoy communicating on an emotional level - complex enough to capture the attention and hold the interest of the viewer. Working hard to avoid the look of current digital images, I tend to present images softened through a variety of techniques, including shooting out of focus, using soft focus lens filters, removing small details from the composition, strengthening shadows, and printing on a variety of fine art papers and canvas.
Lane Watson Artist Bio
Lane maintains The Backroads Studio, a professional fine arts photography studio and gallery in Kernersville, North Carolina. From there he performs post-production, printing, and framing of his images. His current work is offered through online sites and is represented by local galleries, including Fine Art Carolina Gallery in Mebane and Point of View Art Gallery in Burlington.
Lane is a past President and Board Member of the Alamance Artisans Guild. His work is represented in several public permanent collections, including the Caswell Country Arts Council and the North Carolina State Vet School in Raleigh. Additionally, his work resides in private collections across the United States and in Europe. A number of his images have been published in Our State magazine.