RANDOLPH, NJ- Randolph High School senior Kayla Legatt has several photos featured in a new exhibit at Morristown's 70 South Gallery.
Kayla, who is enrolled in Advanced Placement Photography with teacher Jim King at RHS, said she has combined her two passions: travel and photography to take the photos for the exhibit.
Kayla's photos are on display in the gallery's new "Heartstrings" exhibit which focuses on the subject of love, beauty and emotion in its various forms. The exhibit will showcase the work of Meg Lyding, whose work brings the softness and sparkle of New York City, and Ed Surette, whose works feature pictures of things with represent love: flowers. As part of mission, 70 South Gallery tries to feature the works of students in its show and selected Kayla's works which tie in with the "Heartstrings" theme.
"Photography gives me a voice of the world and an avenue to foster creativity," Kayla said. "By using extreme angles, my goal is to open people up to experience the world from a different perspective."
All of Kayla's photographs in the exhibit are from a recent trip to the Canadian Rockies which feature mountains, trees and water in "serene and calm" scenes in the snow. She took them while cross country skiing, snow-shoeing and dog sledding around Banff, Lake Louise and Canmore in Alberta. "When people look at my work, I want them to feel as if they made the trip along with me; experiencing the biting cold, breathing in the clean, fresh mountain air, and appreciating the natural beauty that surrounds us. I deliberately put my pictures in black and white to reinforce the calming attitude I wish to portray," Kayla expressed.