In the Commons Gallery during August . . .
My backyard has always been my favorite place for photography. I have considered myself very lucky to have a backyard that is home to so many wonderful plants and animals-dahlias and daylilies, robin’s nests and rabbit burrows. Some of my best images have been taken at a moment’s notice after observing something interesting through a window!
But the backyard I refer to in this exhibition extends beyond our own home. New England if full of nature and wildlife, and places such as Great Meadows national Wildlife Refuge in Concord are like a “backyard” to Lexington. Great meadows always brings a surprise with every visit, and I immensely enjoy myself there.
Of course, photographing nature can be challenging, and I believe this is what fuels my passion. But my photography has also prompted me to pursue other interests: my enthusiasm for bird photography, for example, has encouraged me to learn more about the birds and their songs.
I am quite dedicated to my photography, and a significant part of this is sharing my work. It is always rewarding to see others enjoy viewing my work, and I have the highest hopes for my very first exhibition.
Since he was young, Arman has pursued a passion for photography, inspired by his father’s interest in the hobby. In 2006, when Arman was ten, his photo “Dragonfly” (taken in his backyard was published in the Lexington Minuteman. Perhaps it was from this point that he became dedicated to capturing the beauty of nature and wildlife in the backyard.
Since then, Arman’s work has been critiqued by Yoon Byun of the Boston Globe, as well as achieved numerous successes. In addition to being featured in Earth Shots Photo-of-the-Day, several of Arman’s photographs have done well at Boston.com’s RAW. His “White-Throated Sparrow” not only won an Honorable mention at Mass Audubon’s Picture This: My Connection to Nature in 2012, but also placed third in the 2011 International Young Garden Photographer of the Year contest.
Arman currently is a sophomore at Lexington High School and is Photography Editor of the student-run newspaper, The Musket and the Student Leader of the Photography Club.