In photography, we know that looking isn't always seeing. And once we learn how to see, we then need to understand how the camera and lens will interpret the image. Only then, can we begin to abstract form and shape to breathe life into the pictures that we make using light.
One's ability to communicate pre-visualized thoughts or ideas is the foundation for a photographic journey. At the forefront of this journey is perspective. The artist has many options and tools at his/her disposal when creating individual images. The angle of view, cropping to include or exclude certain objects within the frame, exposure times and depth of field choices all play vital roles. The use of filters during exposure may alter the image significantly.
Once shot, a subject may vanish forever from the landscape or environment. While some subjects do in fact disappear, representing fragility, others endure thereby commanding attention, respect and observation beyond what is otherwise a fleeting glance. If in viewing the collective of images, you are drawn to study or contemplate further, then the subject has been well served by photographic study.
Exhibitions & Awards
After graduating from the New England School of Photography's full-time professional program in 1994, I embarked on a career in professional photography opening a commercial studio in Boston's North End. In 1997 I opened a retail gift and art gallery featuring Fine Art photography. Images from the series "Graffiti As Art" were published in 1999 in The Urban Tapestry Series "Boston: History in the Making" by Towery Publishing. A collection of color scenic images of Puerto Rico is currently under review by The Puerto Rico Tourism Company. Each body of work has it's own feel, look and energy. Currently, I am exhibiting a collection of Black & White Fine Art prints of New England scenic and landscape subject matter. They can be viewed at The Great Road Gallery of Bedford, Avenue Framers in Arlington, Belmont Art and Frame in Belmont, the Washington Street Gallery in Marblehead, and at The Boothbay Harbor Gallery in Boothbay Harbor, Maine.
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