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Oak Tree and Barn

by J.D. Hayward

Oak Tree and Barn

16” x 20”

Donated in 1998 by the artist

Artist's Statement

Influenced by the work of Irving Penn and Bert Stern, J.D. Hayward opened his Pensacola photography studio in the late 1960's. In the 1990's, Hayward began to develop a surrealistic style, influenced by Rene Magritte. Recognized as a master printer, he combines technical expertise in the darkroom with unbridled imagination. Multiple negatives are combined into a single print that takes the viewer into a world of mysticism and fantasy.

Hayward's work is represented in both permanent museum and private collections. His photographs have been published in the Miami Herald, St. Petersburg Times, Photographer's Forum Magazine, the Best of Photography Annual, and Shutterbug Magazine. Since 1990, he has had seven solo exhibitions, and participated in numerous invitational and juried exhibitions throughout the U.S.