Lynn Geesaman was introduced to photography while studying physics at Wellesley College.

When she was 33 she began taking photographs as a way to document the lives of her children.

Travels led her around the world, as she found she enjoyed photographing gardens primarily in

England, France, Belgium, Italy, and Germany. Geesaman still finds gardens in the United States

that call to her, but she continues to return to her most cherished and successful locales in


Initially shooting in black and white, Geesaman hesitantly ventured into color photography. Her

background in black and white photography can be seen in the contrast she finds within her color

work, but what really makes these pieces beautiful is her secret darkroom technique to push and

pull the colors. The resulting effect produces vibrant surrealistic color that transports the viewer

into a calm, dream-like world. Lynn’s most recent work has a warm color palette featuring bright

oranges and deep reds. Although our exhibit will feature her most recent work, it will also consist

of a number of representative images from many years of Lynn’s European travels.