“Why is it called Art Photography?”
Defined in its basic terms, art photography is when the vision of the photographer – or artist – is represented within that imag or set of images. The method by which it is produced is also taken into account. Capturing on analog and going through the process, as the only means to achieve a specific look and feel helps elevate the form to artistic. I am not after the traditional portrait. I follow the more traditional aspects of photography, the artistic side. There is no set template in the photos, every session is unique and personal creating its own unique results.
“Tools of the Trade”
1975 Hasselblad Medium Format – 6cmx6cm negative
With medium format vs 35mm you get higher resolution which enables larger print sizes. Medium format is 4 times the size of a 35mm negative. Its the difference between HDTV and 4K TV, one is sharper and can be viewed at larger sizes without losing quality or sharpness; larger even than some digital cameras.
1990’s Cosina-Voigtlander 3RA – 35mm Negative
The closest thing to the top of the food chain, a top quality Japanese 35mm camera built with as much modern technology as was available in the 1990’s.
“Themes & Style”
The themes in my work center around people, for the most part in their natural environment or a staged location. I was given the opportunity to have the time to learn and the motivation to do so, through a progression of trial and effort I have and continue to develop a certain look and style. Simple family portraits have their place, but there is more to be done; that is the direction I am looking. It more than just getting the picture, its helping to evoke a feeling in the viewer, whatever that feeling may be.