Leader-Telegram’s Article Featuring My Unseen Eau Claire Photography Series

March 16, 2014 Travis Dewitz

Eau Claire Leader-Telegram Newspaper Article on Desk

The Sunday edition of the Eau Claire Leader-Telegram included an article and interview by Andrew Dowd, featuring one of my recent photo series that is also currently displayed at the Chippewa Valley Museum. The article was very well written  and really does  an amazing job connecting words to my imagery of Eau Claire. I included the first part of his writing below but please visit the Leader Telegram’s website for the complete article and photos.

“Neon and fluorescent lights shimmer in the twilight of a stormy spring evening along a former highway that runs through Eau Claire. The reds, whites, yellows and blues from the glowing store signs reflect off the rain-slicked black mirror of asphalt below. A motel, fast food restaurant, car loan business and strip malls along Hastings Way gain a certain glamor in this light, elevating the sight from a commuter route into a scene reminiscent of a Hollywood movie or picture postcard.” ~ Andrew Dowd of the Leader-Telegram

continue reading the article at leadertelegram.com here

If you’re interested in seeing any of the series mentioned in the Leader-Telegram article I will post them below.

travis dewitz pines portrait suit thumb web PhotographTravis Dewitz is a remarkable photographer in the Chippewa Valley. He is well known for photographing local sceneries, landmarks, venues, buildings and people in various and ingenious ways. Though you not know him personally, his work provides a unique foundation of our local community and his photographs are unmistakable. Dewitz’s pictures are an impressive feat and preserve a moment; long after our travels are over, and our memories faded, photos are what remind us of the adventures we had and the connections to the people we met. Learn more about him here.

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Travis Dewitz

I. Love. Photography. I love it. It lightens my heart, fills my soul, and allows me to capture life the way that I see it. I constantly yearn to show life in a way that hasn’t been seen before, to bring images to people in a fresh and innovative way. My favorite focus in photography, my specialty I guess you would say, is Railroad Photography & Art. Something about the rumbling of these great, big, beautiful machines. The way they shake the earth beneath you as they rumble by, how they invade your chest and you can feel the rumble inside you. The plumes of heat on a hot day represented in a heat wave. Snaking through a western valley, void of trees or any other distracting element. Just the train, by itself, in it’s own inexplicable beauty and power. From the time I was a child, they have captured my imagination. I’ve recently gotten into portraiture a bit, and I want to bring some of my experiences with trains to that arena. To capture the power of a person, the sadness, loneliness, omniscience, pride, love, & carefree spirit in a way that hasn’t been done before. I want people to look at themselves in a photograph I have taken, and see a side of themselves that they think no one else has ever seen. Dewitz Photography is all about capturing a moment in a way that has never been seen before, capturing a beauty that some never knew was even there.