My photography spans a couple of approaches: from what I hope is creative, even artistic, to more straightforward, realistic representations of unusual or interesting, to me at least, scenes.

 

Underlying my artistic approach is the idea that art should appeal to the emotions-- not to the intellect.  My belief that a photograph need not be clear as to its subject or meaning--thus inviting the viewer to wonder what is going on and possibly to then create his or her own interpretation. I have no problem presenting an image that may not even look like a photograph. All of this does create a challenge to the viewer that not everyone will be inclined to accept.

 

My realistic work further includes a number of objectives.  Sometimes it is an attempt to capture unusual or rarely seen scenes or situations.  In these images, I would hope that the viewer would engage with them by wondering what it would be like to have been there, either with me or on his own.   At other times I attempt to bring the viewer’s attention to details (usually of the natural world) that are easily passed by or are rarely-available, brief moments with appealing or intriguing emotional impact. 

Reality should inform, not constrain”

Leonardo da Vinci

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Aesthetic

 

My photography spans a couple of approaches: from what I hope is creative, even artistic, to more straightforward, realistic representations of unusual or interesting, to me at least, scenes.

 

Underlying my artistic approach is the idea that art should appeal to the emotions-- not to the intellect.  My belief that a photograph need not be clear as to its subject or meaning--thus inviting the viewer to wonder what is going on and possibly to then create his or her own interpretation. I have no problem presenting an image that may not even look like a photograph. All of this does create a challenge to the viewer that not everyone will be inclined to accept.

 

My realistic work further includes a number of objectives.  Sometimes it is an attempt to capture unusual or rarely seen scenes or situations.  In these images, I would hope that the viewer would engage with them by wondering what it would be like to have been there, either with me or on his own.   At other times I attempt to bring the viewer’s attention to details (usually of the natural world) that are easily passed by or are rarely-available, brief moments with appealing or intriguing emotional impact. 

Reality should inform, not constrain”

Leonardo da Vinci

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