By definition, a photographer is a keen observer, who composes by eliminating the unessential, and does so from a unique point of view. While photography is an exact representation of an isolated instant, no two photographers can create the same image.
In 1892, Stieglitz wrote “simplicity, originality and atmosphere” were the main qualities necessary for the photographer to produce artistic pictures and that they were obtainable only by the “study of art in all its forms”.
In 2019, the student of art has at their disposal both traditional and non-traditional tools for creating art, and can observe in nature, or in virtual museums on the internet.
My “here and now” begins with the photographic capture, but my photographic practice is morphing into more painterly representations thanks to Adobe and a drawing tablet. “White Phalaenopsis” is one such example of this new work. It’s simple, it is from nature, distracting elements were eliminated, while others were added to fill the space. Brush strokes were made in relation to, and in harmony with the original capture.
“White Phalaenopsis” is the centerpiece of the 70” x 32” gallery wrapped canvas triptych entitled “Marilyn’s Orchids”. This uniquely tropical house warming gift, now lives in North Carolina.
This is one of those photographs that says yeah... Life’s OK. It’s OK to sit under the palm trees. It’s OK to gaze upon the aqua water. There’s even a cloud “OK emoji” of affirmation.
It’s OK to be playing with my camera. It’s meditation... it’s quiet contemplation.
It’s what I live to do.
Image entitled: Island Life is OK
Wall Mural 5 x 10
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