Entry Title: "Silent Song"
Name: Francine Filsinger , United States
Category and Expertise: Portrait, Professional


Entry Description: Street musician plays his guitar but his song is heard through his eyes.

About the Artist:

Francine Filsinger is an American born Fine Art Photographer who lives in California. She is often found combing raw desert-scapes, the wide reaches of the Pacific Ocean, or sitting for hours with an intriguing face, facade or flower. Ms. Filsinger relates intimately with her subjects. She masterfully plays with the real elements of time and space giving one a feeling of dwelling in her time. Her imagery has a unique sense of a tugging memory of one’s own journeys. They are both mysterious and familiar at the same time, beckoning one to travel further....deeper as they suggest more than what they literally show. It’s my insatiable curiosity that drives me to discover the essence of my subjects. What is it that they want to tell me? How do I honestly and faithfully tell their stories as well as my own? I am not simply documenting a moment but I am living it...breathing it...entwining myself in it. The two of us becoming one for a moment in time when honesty has her say. Not constrained by convention, I empty myself. I become porous soaking in the energy between myself and my subject. It is only then that I am truly able to create an image that reveals the encounter. Ms. Filsinger is a national and international award winning fine art photographer. Her art may be found in private and museum collections and is regularly exhibited in galleries.