CADDO LAKE PHOTOGRAPHY
I will never forget the first time I went to Caddo Lake specifically
to take photographs. It was overwhelming. It had rained the previous
night and the lake had a magic, mystical, other worldly feeling
and I was hooked from that point forward. Caddo Lake is one of the
best examples in the southern United States of a mature Bald Cypress
forest. The area is known for its exceptional wildlife, fish and
bird diversity and is designated under the Ramsar Convention as
a "Wetland of International Importance." This incredible
natural wonder, Texas's only natural lake, is located just 2 hours
away from my art studio in East Texas.
My work with Caddo Lake is important because I like to bring attention
to it for the purpose of projecting it as a vital body of water.
There are many people dedicated to the preservation of Caddo Lake
and no one works harder than Don Henley. Don has made such a significant
difference with his support of many programs and organizations.
To learn how you can help preserve Caddo Lake, please visit The
Caddo Lake Institute.
My responsibility as a photographer is to tell its' story as honestly
as possible, but in that process is revealed a very beautiful part
of nature in East Texas. It is like peering back in primordial time
to know life as it existed thousands of years ago. It is eerie,
calming, soothing, and mystical. It is nature at it’s full
PLACE OF DREAMS
Arlington Museum of Art
201 W. Main, Arlington, TX
"Caddo Lake, Place of Dreams" is an exhibition of Original
Paintings, Drawings and Fine Art Photography by Bruce Tinch.
The exhibit celebrates the contribution of Mrs. Lady Bird Johnson
and her life-time of work dedicated to natural conservation and
beautification programs using wildflowers, as well as her work for
wetland conservation and anti-litter campaigns. Viewers will be
emerged in a unique total experience of the senses including natural
swamp sounds playing through the museum, tanks of live water lilies
in the main museum lobby, and tree limbs covered with Spanish moss.
The exhibition was launched at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower
Center in Austin, Texas in September 2008 and was claimed by the
Center as the best exhibition they ever housed, attracting a large
attendance from all over the U.S.