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Announcement    Fine art nature, abstract, and architectural photography.

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Last updated on Jan 14, 2018

Fine art nature, abstract, and architectural photography.

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Expressive Fine Art Photographs

I see the early morning sun lighting the wispy tops of weeds along railroad tracks and something sticks in my mind.

I walk along a windy lake shore and see the grey water rolling over dark rocks - another something gets tucked away.

It happens again as I stand beside a splashing leaping forest stream strong in the joy of springtime.

These somethings aren’t photographs yet. I can’t tell you what they look like. Quite often I don’t even have my camera with me. I can only tell you what they feel like. They feel cold and crisp, dark and brooding, or wild and free. They are quiet and they are deafening. They sting and they soothe.

I let these somethings float around in my head for days, weeks, who knows how long? I often pass by the same place day after day just looking. I’m seeking for the bare essence of my experience. As a haiku poet needs just a few words to set a poignant scene where the reader can wander and seek meaning, I distill my thoughts down to as few elements as possible in order to clear a path for the viewer to see beyond the literal image.

When I sense that I’m ready, I grab my camera and start searching for photographs that feel the same as the somethings inside my head. I’m not trying to photograph things. I’m trying to photograph thoughts, feelings, sounds, touch, the past, the present - the invisible. I don’t know exactly what these photographs will look like. I have to hunt for them, but I know them when I see them.

Sometimes I search all day and I can’t find the things I’m looking for and I leave disappointed. Then there are the moments when it all comes together. The photographs that I shoot feel right. Those are the ones I keep.

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    Two constants have always stayed with me throughout the winding road of my life, a passion for photography and a love of the outdoors.

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