Artists Describing Their Art:
- My earlier days of training and exhibiting, helped me to cultivate collections around single themes and I continue to work in this way as it helps me to go deeper into my subjects. Photography is a discipline of selection and exclusion. We confine a small section of our environment to the frame of our photograph. Focusing not only happens by adjusting the lens, before then, we focus on our subject. This, not that, is what we want in our picture. The restrictions of this discipline help crystalise and refine our work. Our vision develops and improves inside this self imposed box. Sometimes we come to a point of maximum potential when it is time to re-assess where our creative energy wants to flow and a fresh departure emerges. From the beginning I was drawn to texture and pattern in my pictures rather than context or representation which I tried to avoid. In a way, photography was a journey towards abstraction for me, away from the relative into the elemental. My main subjects have become less often trees, more frequently the patterns and textures of their bark. Weathered rocks are approached closely for the abstract designs that can be gleaned ...
- I love LIGHT. If there is no light, art photography cannot come to life. Light is the essense of photography and I am fascinating by ballet.... I always wanted to unite ballerinas and light through the art of photography. I discovered a new dimension in my photography art. It is an astonishing discovery of classic beauty in classic light . The art in the arts. One life doesnaEURtmt seem enough to convey this combinationaEUR|
- There is something fulfilling about capturing a moment in time particularly as the sun makes its first or last appearance. My photographic work reflects an affinity for movement and sound; the latter reminiscent of a song, starting calmly, building strength, power and energy, until the shutter releases and the image is recorded as the ultimate crescendo. While I am most drawn to the grand landscape, my portfolio includes macro still life and abstract work as well, showcasing a relationship between color and light. NOTE: All of my photographs have been processed with Photoshop and Lightroom withlittle manipulation or adjustment. All colors are true of their location. In addition, I print all images using the latest technology, the highest-quality papers, and newest archival inks. All photographs include a 5mm white border to ensure proper handling that helps eliminate the potential for fingerprints. ...