Coriolana Simon and Douglas Wolters are known primarily for their macro images of the botanical world as well as for their abstracts. The convergence of their shared vision has given rise to a joint expression in TimePoints Photography. The duo’s images often capture ordinary subjects – an architectural detail, light falling on a wall, reflections on water, or a flower or leaf – and transform them into abstracted landscapes or ambiguous objects of indeterminate scale. Though each has a distinctive photographic approach, Simon and Wolters contribute to each other’s images, share subjects, and on occasion even share equipment.
With a busy professional life as a musician, Doug Wolters performs on cello, baroque cello, and viola da gamba (a “cousin” to the cello). Recently, the Washington Post described him as "playing with exceptional eloquence and understanding." As a musician, he brings a somewhat unusual set of perceptions to his vision in photography. Line, rhythm, harmony, and structure in music find their counterparts naturally in images. He notes that he is particularly drawn to the richness of color and to the endless variations of design that occur both in nature and in the built environment.
Trained as an architect, but also a writer and musician, Coco Simon feels the influence of these disciplines in her photography. In particular, she explains that “seeing more in less” reveals the essence of her approach. She says that the up-close scrutiny of macro photography opens windows for her into a different visual universe. Whether capturing the center of a flower or reeds on a lake or the soaring columns of a grand building, her eye often examines and simplifies a subject to the point of abstraction. In nature, she prefers to look for the bold, the strange, even the scary rather than the pretty or delicate.