Lynn Geesaman

Geesaman

Since the invention of the camera, photographers have been drawn to European cities, capturing the surrounding landscape. Whether focusing on the sculpted bushes in Versailles, the perfectly aligned trees in Damme, Belgium or the luscious vegetation of Giverny, artists continue to travel to Europe, capturing the details and grandness of parks and gardens that have been preserved for centuries.

American photographer Lynn Geesaman first started traveling to France and Belgium in 1987, when she realized the gardens she most sought were outside the United States. Based in Minneapolis, Geesaman learned photography when she was 33 years old in an effort to take pictures of her children. Working as a math teacher in middle school, Geesaman's hobby quickly became a full time career, as she developed her own way of seeing and style of printing. A pivotal photographic assignment led her to photograph in a public garden, which she used to find intimidating. Although she found Minneapolis stimulating, she realized her favorite gardens/parks were from another century -- places that remained untouched by human decadence or industrial intrusion.

Lynn Geesaman quickly gained national recognition for her striking black and white photographs. Void of people, her images reveal the solitude and refinement found in nature. Her pictures vibrate with a glistening light, inviting viewers to meander through the poplars in France, the canals in Belgium and the cypress trees in Italy. These are quiet places where the only disturbance is the occasional rustle of the leaves or the sounds of our own thoughts. Geesaman photographs during daylight hours, when the sun catches the tip of the leaves and the wind barely makes a sound. Her shimmering images continue to invite the viewer into a dream world where the imagination runs free.

New to Geesaman's work is her use of brilliant color. Through meticulous darkroom printing, we are confronted with glowing yellow trees, glistening orange foliage and soft green waters that challenge our perception of natures' colors. These are fabricated colors in familiar places -- places Geesaman has shown us before, yet places we long to re-experience. Whether working in color or black and white, Geesaman photographs places of solitude that invite the viewer to walk around, without any distractions or reservations.

Black & white images are available as 19 x 19" gelatin silver prints made in an edition of 15, and 25 x 25" and 38 x 38" pigment prints in an editions of 15 and 6, respectively. Pieces range in price from $2100 to $6500, depending on size and availability.

Color images are available as 19 x 19", 28 x 28" and 38 x 38" chromogenic dye prints made in editions of 15, 15 and 6, respectively. Pieces range in price from $2100 to $6500, depending on size and availability.

Please call: (312) 266-2350 for prices of specific pieces.
Prices are print only unless otherwise indicated.

Lynn Geesaman
Alcazar, Cordoba, Spain [Ref. 3-02-37c-9], 2002
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Alhambra, Spain [Ref. 3-02-26c-10], 2002
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Andelucia, Spain [Ref. 3-02-34c-12], 2002
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Andelucia, Spain [Ref. 3-02-43c-10], 2002
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Annevoie, Belgium [Ref. 4-04-10c-4], 2004
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Annevoie, Belgium [Ref. 4-04-10c-5], 2004
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Annevoie, Belgium [Ref. 4-04-3-2], 2004
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Annevoie, Belgium [Ref. 4-04-42c-5], 2004
Lynn Geesaman
Avery Island, LA [Ref 2-96-11c-1], 1996
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Avery Island, Louisiana [Ref. 2-07-20c-1], 2007
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Avery Island, Louisiana [Ref. 2-07-20c-5], 2007
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Bagatelle, Paris [Ref. 4-99-22c-8], 1999
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Bagatelle, Paris [Ref. 5-95-15c-2], 1995
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Bagatelle, Paris [Ref. 5-95-19c-3], 1995
Lynn Geesaman
Beloeil, Belgium [Ref. 4-04-26c-9], 2004

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Lynn Geesaman
Beloeil, Belgium [Ref. 4-04-2c-6], 2004
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Bernheim Arboretum [4-03-6c-6], 2003
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Bernheim Arboretum, KY [Ref . 4-01-7c-7], 2001
Lynn Geesaman
Bernheim, Arboretum, KY [Ref. 4-01-28c-1], 2001
Lynn Geesaman
Boboli Gardens, Italy [Ref. 10-00-2c-7], 2001
Lynn Geesaman
Butler, Greenwood, LA [Ref. 3-05-7c-10], 2005
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Certosa di Pontignamo, Italy [Ref. 10-00-17c-2], 2000
Lynn Geesaman
Chateau Freyr, Netherlands [Ref. 4-04-33c-8], 2004
Lynn Geesaman
Chicago Botanic Garden [Ref. 1-04-1c-12], 2004
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Chicago Botanic Garden [Ref. 8-03-7c-11], 2003
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Chicago Botanic Gardens [Ref. 1-04-3c-3], 2004
Lynn Geesaman
Crathes Castle Garden, Near Aberdeen, Scotland [Ref. 6-94-24c-12], 1994
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Damme, Belgium [Ref. 4-04-11-6], 2004
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Damme, Belgium [Ref. 4-04-15-5], 2004
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Damme, Belgium [Ref. 4-04-18-9], 2004
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Damme, Belgium [Ref. 4-04-20-7], 2004
Lynn Geesaman
Damme, Belgium [Ref. 4-04-23-7], 2004
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Damme, Belgium [Ref. 4-04-40c-9], 2004
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Damme, Belgium [Ref. 4-04-41c-4], 2004
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Damme, Belgium [Ref. 4-04-5c-4], 2004
Lynn Geesaman
Damme, Belgium [Ref. 4-04-60c-5], 2004
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Damme, Belgium [Ref. 4-04-61c-10], 2004
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Damme, Belgium [Ref. 4-04-8c-11], 2004
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Damme, Belgium [Ref. 4-04-8c-2], 2004
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Damme, Belgium [Ref. 4-07-21-11], 2007
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Damme, Belgium [Ref. 4-92-140-7], 1992
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Damme, Belgium [Ref. 5-95-26c-9], 1995
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Damme, Belgium [Ref. 5-95-31c-7], 1995
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Damme, Belgium [Ref. 6-95-5-12], 1995
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Dartmoor, England [Ref. 9-05-14-2], 2005
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Dartmoor, England [Ref. 9-05-14-7], 2005
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Fode Abbey, England [Ref. 9-05-25c-11], 2005
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Freyr Gardens, Belgium [Ref. 4-04-32c-12], 2004
Lynn Geesaman
Hodges Garden, LA [Ref. 3-00-9c-11], 2001
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Isabella Plantation, London [Ref. 4-09-18c-11], 2009
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Isabella Plantation, London [Ref. 4-09-23c-1], 2009
Lynn Geesaman
Jefferson Island, LA [Ref. 3-00-4c-5], 2000
Lynn Geesaman
Kew Gardens, England [Ref. 10-08-20c-4], 2008
Lynn Geesaman
Kew Gardens, England [Ref. 10-08-35c-8], 2008
Lynn Geesaman
Lake Como, Italy [Ref. 7-05-19c-11], 2005
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Lake Como, Italy [Ref. 7-05-20c-10], 2005
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Lake Como, Italy [Ref. 7-05-23c-5], 2005
Lynn Geesaman
Leopold Canal, Belgium [Ref. 4-04-13-12] , 2004
Lynn Geesaman
Maria Luis Park, Seville, Spain [Ref. 3-02-21c-8], 2002
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Misderen Park, England [Ref. 7-00-1c-5], 2000
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Monticiano, Italy [Ref. 10-00-6c-9], 2000
Lynn Geesaman
Parc de Canon, France [Ref. 5-95-48c-10], 1995
Lynn Geesaman
Parc de Courances [Ref. 4-99-26-3], 1999
Lynn Geesaman
Parc de Sceaux, France [Ref. 10-08-10c-9], 2008
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Parc de Sceaux, France [Ref. 10-08-17c-11], 2008
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Parc de Sceaux, France [Ref. 10-08-29c-7], 2008
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Parc de Sceaux, France [Ref. 10-08-33c-4], 2008
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Parc de Sceaux, France [Ref. 10-08-33c-7], 2008
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Parc de Sceaux, France [Ref. 10-08-34c-10], 2008
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Parc de Sceaux, France [Ref. 10-08-39c-3], 2008
Lynn Geesaman
Parc de Sceaux, France [Ref. 10-08-39c-9], 2008
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Parc de Sceaux, France [Ref. 10-08-5c-5], 2008
Lynn Geesaman
Parc de Sceaux, France [Ref. 4-04-16c-8], 2004
Lynn Geesaman
Parc de Sceaux, France [Ref. 4-04-67c-7], 2004
Lynn Geesaman
Parc de Sceaux, France [Ref. 4-07-6c-9], 2007
Lynn Geesaman
Park de Sceaux, France [Ref. 5-95-6c-9], 1995
Lynn Geesaman
Peover Hall Garden, England [Ref. 7-00-50c-7], 2000
Lynn Geesaman
Rose Gardens with Yews, Cornwall [Ref. 10-91-13-7], 1991
Lynn Geesaman
Sluis, the Netherlands [Ref. 4-04-4-5], 2004
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Somme, France [Ref. 4-04-44c-1], 2004
Lynn Geesaman
Tulum, Mexico [Ref. 2-02-16c-7], 2002
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Tulum, Mexico [Ref. 2-02-6c-2], 2002
Lynn Geesaman
Tulum, Mexico [Ref. 2-02-6c-5], 2002
Lynn Geesaman
Ury, France [Ref. 4-92-151-11], 1992
Lynn Geesaman
Vaux-Le-Vicomte, France [Ref. 4-99-21-11], 1999
Lynn Geesaman
Villa Gamberia, Italy [Ref. 10-00-16c-12], 2000
Lynn Geesaman
Waddesdon Park, England [Ref. 6-97-36c-9], 1997