Photographing peoples intimate moments can be a highly invasive process. That said, I am working to do just that, invade and capture a moment. Something forgotten, missed or seemingly ordinary that I can transform into a work of art. People are moving, living breathing, pooping art. By understanding this in combination with how to beautifully capture this essence on “film” I am working to turn life into art.
I use Canon cameras and lenses to make images. Does it matter if I use Canon v. Nikon or Leica. No. Just personal preference and an array of benefits v. downfalls. For editing images I use Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, basically a digital dark room. Rarely do I pull an image into Photoshop and do in-depth edits. Although there is a time and place for exactly that.
For me the starting place for a great photo is a great subject. Simple enough. However changing the way we see a subject, or capturing the beauty, is much more difficult. This could easily stream into a masters thesis so I’ll leave it there. I love talking with people about photography, so please ask me and hopefully we can have a great conversation.
I will continue to add to this page as I have time and feel the need to delve into a photographic subject matter. I was reading about landscape photography and how it has struggled to find it’s place among art because it is often seen as a “negative” of reality. A strange point, my camera sees things very differently to me, but the perception is I am simply capturing a beauty that is already there. So the art isn’t really mine or a creation formed by me, I was simply in the right place at the right time with the right equipment. So as a photographer am I lending an eye, transforming the landscape into something new, different and exciting. Or simply capturing what is already there? I would like to say I’m creating something new, for example; I stack filters to create a more colorful sky by using a longer exposure. Our eyes don’t see that. Anyways just a thought. have fun.