“An Artist’s Journey”
September 1, 2015 – September 30, 2015
Amy Bisagni recently retired after 35 years teaching the youngsters in the Levittown School District. Teaching is her first love, and she believes that her career with children gave her the patience and dedication she needed to be a photographer.
When she announced her retirement, friends and colleagues asked what she was going to do with her life. Amy knew exactly what she wanted to do, and that was to reinvent herself. She began photographing the beauty in the simplest things that often go unnoticed. All her photographs are taken with an iPhone which also serves as the darkroom where her editing takes place. Amy takes a picture and tweaks it until it “pops”. “It’s like one might tweak a recipe until it tastes just right. The best camera is the one you have with you at the moment.”
As a lifelong resident of Long Island, I have found inspiration in many of its locations. I have always been drawn to Long Island’s bays and shores, capturing the color and light of its ever-changing shades and moods. I find myself drawn to the challenge of recreating on canvas those images and stories of life on our beautiful island.
Amy has always been involved with cinema, another passion of hers. She volunteers at an independent art house cinema in Patchogue. She also remains connected to education as a math tutor for elementary students.
AAmy Bisagni is a graduate of CUNY at Queens College, and received her Masters at Adelphi University. “I find photography incredibly gratifying and I feel that I am constantly changing, evolving, and improving my art.”
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