Architecture created from “Fine Art Photography” in black and white, using long exposures, arouses an irresistible artistic performance. Shadows have a personality constantly shifting with the morning light beginning at street level. As time moves forward shadows dissipate as the light rises up to the sky creating a tussle for supremacy. It is the light and the dark mingling with our urban monoliths that evoke mystery, silence, mood, and an aesthetic appeal that communicates with the viewer. The black and the white together with long exposure using the digital darkroom as my canvas and brush is an interpretation, expressing my emotional response to the scene.
LAND AND SEA
Nature’s bearded philosopher, John Muir suggests that only going alone in silence, without baggage, can one truly get to the heart of the wilderness. A black and white fine art landscape/seascape creation will speak to the viewer capturing a moment in time preserving it forever. It reveals an emotional interpretation by the fine art photographer reminding you to stop every so often, and take a breath, and be aware. This communion of artist and viewer will show one what you’ve missed when you’re not there.
COLOR FINE ART
By now you’ve guessed that black and white is my favorite form of fine art photography. Joel Tjintjelaar defines black and white as a step away from reality as we naturally do not see the world through black and white eyes. However, once and awhile I need to revisit the world with new eyes and see what lies before me in color. Communicating a story, showing you what you’ve missed when your not there through the use of soft color aided by only two or three contrasting colors. Connecting with soothing subdued pastels, trying to touch the inner euphoric soul of the scene.
ARTISTIC STILL LIFE
I am grateful for the work of Rod and Robin Deutschmann for introducing me to their work in off-camera macro and close up photography. There is something magical when blossoms offer a glimpse into the world that few ever see. Their approach of using the camera, off-camera flash and soft boxes produces rare and unique results. It’s how you use the light, where you place it, ending in creating incredible shadows and textures. The Deutschmann’s remind me that I’m not just shooting pretty pictures of little things. This form of Fine Art Photography, “Is not about capturing how something looks, it’s about sharing with others how it made me feel”, while capturing the intimate personality of flowers.
Split toning is a process of introducing subtle colors in eye catching areas of a black and white image. There is a soft addition of warmth and coolness added to the shadows and highlights adding mood or presence to the creation. Sometimes I just need a different way of expressing a softer mood in a stealthy way that black and white or color cannot produce alone.
Images from my website are available as limited editions fine art prints having a set number of 30 or 50 reproductions. When the edition becomes sold out additional prints will not be reproduced. Each print will be numbered, hand signed in fine art photography style.
Prints are made utilizing the Epson 9900 printer together with archival ink. This combination along with Epson Ultra Premium Pro luster photo paper printed from specialized software results in museum quality standards with a life expectancy exceeding 150 years. This process provides exact details required by my fine art photography.
All limited editions are brought to fruition at the Palm Beach Photographic Center professional print lab. Print sizes are custom made to exceed your satisfaction which is related to the image size. All prints are matted and backed on acid fast foam core unframed. This ensures your creations will be undamaged through mailing.
All prints are made only at the time of purchase, therefore please allow up to four weeks for delivery.