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Transformations

Photography is a wonderful journey to undertake. There is a lifetime of learning, something to enjoy at every step, and an automatic record of where you've been. Looking over one's own photos for a given period of time can be quite constructive for the emerging photographer. You start to see patterns of interest or style, which helps to further develop one's vision.

One powerful photographic theme that I enjoy in others' work is that of transformation. The still photo is a powerful measure of this, as it freezes a moment in time that, directly or indirectly, contrasts against a prior or future state. So it is no surprise that I find this as a recurring theme in my own photographic evolution.

Today I find my work reflects a more documentarian aesthetic than an artistic one. Over time I hope an artistic vision emerges, although with some of my favorite photographers being George Tice, Walker Evans, and Bernd & Hilla Becher I will probably always lean towards the more literal interpretation.

I hope you enjoy the exploration of transformation, and your comments and constructive critique are always welcome.

Regards,
Bill C.