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The secret ... lies in being able to use the forms and shapes of objects in front of the camera for their expressive-evocative qualities. ~ Minor WhiteARTIST STATEMENT
I composed images directly from the environment around me, finding inspiration in subjects as commonplace as: a glass, a feather, a slinky, or dusty chalk. My still life images usually start with an intriguing discovery about a common subject. I notice the way it bends light, or I see an interesting pattern or the radiance of color in late afternoon light. At that moment, a door is ajar to a new discovery about this thing. Balance, shape, lines, refractions, patterns and color harmony intrigue me.
Often my discovery will evolve over many days as I use my camera to explore, observe and capture the remarkable natural designs and colors I see. When I display a still life image, I want folks to experience a moment that sparks their imagination, as though they were viewing this very familiar thing for the very first time.PROCESS
I believe sound, basic principles of composition and light are necessary when capturing images.My images are captured with a high-resolution DSLR camera in RAW format using the best quality lenses. They are carefully developed in the proper color space and white balance to insure print accuracy. Once processed, I then print, mat and frame my photos in limited editions of 250 using archival ink and paper to insure print longevity.
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