By Jennifer Von Ohlen
DASSEL, MN When looking through a camera lens, what does one see?
For Jeff Peller of Dassel, the answer is currently on display at the Dassel History Center & Ergot Museum, where more than 10 his photographs can be viewed for free through the end of June.
Peller started practicing photography about 35 years ago, when he became inspired by the images found in National Geographic magazines.
After obtaining “a nice camera,” Peller set out to capture the world on film, especially the scenery of national parks.
“I love the outdoors,” he said. “It’s a peaceful hobby, and [I] follow the golden rule of leave nothing but footprints and take nothing but pictures.”
“I find a spiritual connection with nature, influenced by Native American influence,” he added.
Peller’s work is available for purchase at art shows and on his website, 1stplacephotography.com.
Next month, art collector Kurt Meyer from Edina will feature an exhibit called “Vases & Vessels; Bouquets and Botanicals.”
The exhibit will run through the end of August, followed by a display of Tiffany Lamp replicas in September and October.