Wish you were here
Donald Satterlee at Elliott Fouts Gallery
It’s hard work trekking all over the Tuscan countryside and the historic waterways of Venice searching for the perfect angle to shoot, waiting for the right glow of light or flock of birds to flutter by poetically. Really, it can be exhausting. But it can beautifully rewarding. Donald Satterlee, unfortunately, didn’t buy any of us a plane ticket to accompany him on his trek, but, fortunately, he is sharing the results of his toil in Elements of Atmosphere at Elliott Fouts Gallery this month. His photos of Italian landscapes look more like antique postcards than tourist snapshots: They are drained of color—sans a hint of sienna for that Old World feel—that makes the viewer wish that he or she was there.