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Stroth is artist of the month for Gallery 104

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Photographer E. Ann Stroth knows no boundaries when she seeks to depict an image in the most creative way possible. After nearly 30 years in commercial photography, she is a master of the technical tools available to her but is always aware of the creative element.

“It really is a balancing act,” she said. “I believe that some people get so involved in the technical details that they forget to enjoy the creative process.”

Stroth focuses on that balance, combining her photographic and computer artistic skills using a photojournalistic style. Some of her work is presented as a graphic interpretation and representation inspired by her original photographs.

“My husband really started it all,” she said. “When we started dating, he put a camera in my hand and that was it. He laughs now and says the student is better than the teacher.” In 1980, Stroth and her husband opened Studio VII in Lexington, specializing in commercial photography, computer-generated slides and audio-visual productions. “This was the early days, before digital and on-screen slideshows”, she said. “We discovered there was a need for computer-generated slides, before the days of PowerPoint.”

Using a turn-key system, Autographics, Stroth produced slide projects for such clients as Long John Silver’s, IBM, University of Kentucky, Alltech, Burger King, Subway, Ashland Inc., TMM and many more. She produced the first software supplier conference meeting for Lexmark as well as producing and staging other 9 to 12 projector multiple-image slideshows.

In 2007, Stroth and her husband moved to Oldham County, relocating to be closer to their grandchildren.

“I still do some work in Lexington, but now I have time to be Gam to the little ones and use the camera for fun,” she said.

“Photography is such a personal thing. It’s an art, an expression and creates memories for both the photographer and the subject. These days, I am enjoying the more personal elements of my photography.” She is a member of the Professional Photographers of America and Kentucky Professional Photographers of America.

Stroth’s photography will be on featured at Gallery 104 in La Grange during the month of December. Gallery 104 is owned and operated by the Arts Association of Oldham County. It is located at 104 E. Main Street, La Grange.

For more information, contact Kathy Dowling, Executive Director, 502-222-3822 or by email at execdiraaooc.org. Visit the gallery’s website at www.gallery104.org