Gaye Bentham was born in the UK, and started loving travelling at an early age. She lived and worked in Greece for 12 years and first came to Bahrain in 1983. Her affection for this beautiful country and its people has kept her here since then. She is now happily retired and spends her time in pursuit of her twin passions for travelling and photography, but not being minimized on travel photography only.
Gaye has been showcasing her work on many solo – and group exhibitions and she has recently been published by National Geographic at “Playtime in a Disappearing World”. This article highlighted the rapid development of Bahrain, and the commentary that the simple world depicted in the awarded photo is sadly disappearing. She is widely published in local high gloss magazines and newspapers as well as contributing to them with her photographs being featured as cover images. She also does selective private photo shoots.
She is inspired first and foremost by the cultural heritage of Bahrain, and has a particular fondness for its beautiful traditional architecture. She has always been attracted by vibrant colors but more recently has started experimenting with black and white photography, and with fractal art images.
She has recently started experimenting with fractal art, a form of digital art based on mathematical algorithms that generate an amazing type of geometric designs created by repeating a mathematical pattern.
ARTDIVANO loves her clear perspective and the beautiful view her camera chooses to capture and the unique colors and composition she presents in her works. The gallery is offering a selection of her work as limited editions in fine art certified archival print quality also showcased in our online gallery with worldwide shipping options.
“I like to create images that evoke emotion and that convey the beauty, mystery and myriad cultures of this amazing world we call home. My work continues to evolve; that is the beauty of photography – there is always something new to learn and different avenues to explore. For me, photography is all about making connections – both for myself with the subject matter, and, through my work, with my audience. I don’t adhere to any particular form of photography – I am just as happy doing portraits as I am with street photography, wildlife, architecture, or landscapes. It all depends on what opportunities present themselves when I am out with the camera. But the aim is always to evoke some kind of emotive response from the viewer. Photography is a way of connecting people to worlds they might otherwise never see.
I enjoy adding special effects to my images – not all of them, but if I have a certain idea in mind, then I will explore ways of expressing it creatively through the use of digital effects. At the end of the day, it is all about creating an image that conveys a strong feeling or emotional response, and which connects to the viewer.”