Harriet Blum

Ormond Beach, FL

I am fascinated by nature…trees, oceans, flora, and the expression of human nature.   I enjoy seizing the essence of a moment and forever capturing it on film or digitally.

I grew up in Miami, Florida and graduated from the University of Florida.  After a successful photography career in the New Orleans area, where I lived for 44 years, I moved to Ormond Beach, Florida to help with my 97 year old mother.  In the late 80’s, I started hand tinting black and white infrared photographs using transparent oils.  That technique become my recognizable style.  My main subjects are trees and landscapes, and my style is often described as romantic peacefulness, dreamy and ethereal.

My photographs are in many commercial and private collections across the country and internationally, including numerous hospitals and other medical settings, where they have a “healing art” quality.  Until a recent renovation, my art was displayed in all the sleeping rooms and meeting rooms of the Loews New Orleans Hotel.  My works are in the collection of the Roger Ogden Museum of Southern Art, the New Orleans Museum of Art, the Mobile Museum of Art, the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, Tulane University Jazz Archives and others.  I have won numerous awards, including “Best of Show” in the Bethesda Row Art Festival, Bethesda, Maryland.

I have also worked as a photojournalist, portrait photographer, and commercial photographer.   I now use a digital camera and am learning new ways to hand color my photographs.   I enjoy exploring all that my new location has to offer, but my heart is still in Louisiana and I visit often.