2020 Photography Artists
My goal as a photographer is for the viewer to feel as I did when I was standing there taking the photograph. To be able to transport them to that place and time. I do this with Canon professional photographic equipment, an array of lenses, and Lee filters that attach to the front of my camera lens to control the light. It is all taken with natural and available lighting. The photographs are taken in RAW format and need to be processed digitally in order to prepare them for print. However, it is my goal to capture the image so that there is minimal digital work needed before a print is made.
Santa Cruz, California
I am a traditional photographer using film and a manual camera and also printing in the darkroom when possible.I do not enhance or alter any of my work,everything is as it as when I captured the image.
I strive to present to world as I see it but in a style that is original and graphic. Unique cultures in real settings presented in vivid, surreal color.
New York, New York
My philosophy towards my work can be summarized by Buddha’s wisdom, ‘Your work is to discover your work, and then, with all your heart, to give yourself to it.’ My mission is to use my lens to capture the beauty of the landscapes and the cultures of the world, particularly Southeast Asia, and to cultivate appreciation to as many audiences as possible.
I am a fine art photographer who likes images that push the boundries of nature a bit and create a warm dreamlike emotion for the viewer. Some of my images are shot as infrared photos, then hand colored & merged together with multiple images to create a peaceful and serene kind of landscape.
Photographs printed and developed from the artist’s negatives on black and white photographic paper in a traditional silver-process darkroom then painted, using oils.
By placing tiny hand painted European train model figures with everyday objects I have developed an unique artistic approach to create fun stories and unique angels on life. My single guiding rule when developing my photographs is to create a new and humorous take on everyday objects, including the desire to make well known idioms come alive in my photographs.
My interest in landscapes began with the many trips I took with my family growing up in the 1960’s; typically trips out west. Through these trips, I developed a great appreciation for the beauty offered in unique plants, water and rock formations. While in high school, I took my first graphic arts class which included a unit on photography. This class forever changed my life; I knew my career and my life would be spent making photographs. I went on to study photography first formally, then informally while I gained experience in both fine art and commercial photography.
Fort Collins, Colorado
In my photographs I make the sky and weather the primary subject for my work. I seek good composition, strong color and an unusual appearance, often an abstract element of the sky. Often dramatic cloud formations fill the sky, belittling any object on the ground as well as creating the feeling of immense space.
Limited edition framed fine art photography prints handmade by the artist.
Chippewa Lake, Ohio
Most people are missing it…all of the incredible little “understated” miracles going on all around them.
My hopes are that my simple images of rural farm life will help them realize this and in turn, get them to slow down and take the time to appreciate Earth and God.
The great cities and countrysides are bathed in rain, fog, mist and twilight. Solitary figures walk through empty streets absorbed in thoughts not meant for us. The intimacy of these photographs takes familiar scenes and transforms them into an emotional landscape. A place to linger and enjoy the peace of a rainy day. It is the romance of solitude and the romance of melancholy.
Santa Fe, New Mexico
The photographs in ‘Just Passing Thru’ are deceptive. Initially you are welcomed in by vibrant color and familiar imagery. Looking closer reveals a melancholy solitude. I am drawn to these images because of their mystery. I am fascinated by the untold stories of these forgotten places. I have not included portraits in this series. The work is about those who might have been there, not who still remains. There are also humorous and optimistic elements to the work, offsetting the often-overbearing weight of history.
I specialize in photographing fireflies, I do not digitally manipulate my photographs. I print my photographs directly onto aluminum, or I mount archival prints onto aluminum-resin core substrate.
Slice of life global location photography, with an emphasis towards drama, beauty and uniqueness. I use the camera to explore the world and to capture a moment in time that has some significance for me. My images are the result of anywhere from 3 hours to 3 days of waiting for the right circumstances.