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Artist Statement

 

 

What drew me to photography is the ability to capture an instant in time, allowing me and the viewer to revisit that moment countless times reiterating the emotions, thoughts, and interests. My intent, however, is not to recreate merely but to articulate my artistic interpretation towards envisioning the moment, letting it engulf us, begging us to take a closer look. It is this interpretation that will have you questioning how I accomplished this, drawing you further into my work for an, even more, intimate contemplation. It will captivate your interest, making you question is this a painting, drawing, photograph or some combination of them all.

I have fully embraced the digital age of photography, using all its tools it has to offer to create my artistic interpretation of our world. Over time, I have developed my techniques in digital manipulation, taking my work to new and exhilarating denotations.

My technique is an intermingling of filters, brush strokes and adjustments layered and then blended together to create distinctive paint like renditions of my photography.  During these processes, I employ varying ways to manipulate light, color and texture creating my artistic revelation of a landscape, portrait or event. The coherence in my body of work just does not lie within its genre; also, its unity lies with my method and processes used to create it.

My inspiration comes from the love of being outdoors in nature for I am an avid outdoors person. My second home is on the trails and streams, hiking and paddling my way to nowhere, following my passion for chasing small Brook Trout in the streams of the Northeast.

My tendency is to create digitally manipulated photographs that express my artistic approach to photography. Allowing my innermost identity to be expressed in a creative way that, hopefully, captures your emotions provokes your thoughts and encompasses your interest.

I am obsessed about creating the highest quality images, relying on top manufactures to achieve my goal of producing imagery with an archival life expectancy of 200 plus years.

The greatest reward for what I do is the act of giving back by sharing my art, knowledge and time through the several associations I am a member. I find it most rewarding when I am able to support empathetic causes and to know at times that I can inspire others.

Born in Syracuse, New York in 1953, I spent most of my childhood living with my grandparents in Locke, New York, a small town in the Finger Lakes Region of New York. Today, I feel blessed to have had that time with my grandparents because they are the essence of who I am and the soul of my creativity. Always wanting to tag along with my Grandfather into the woods and down to the stream, I longed to be the sportsman he was. It was my Grandfather who passing along his passion for the outdoors that enthuses me today to be one the streams and trails of the Northeast.

Not formally educated in the arts, I am influenced by the works and ideas of people like Ansel Adams and Edward Weston, who have made lasting impressions in the world of photography. Their influence on the movement of the f64 group involving a shared style of sharp focused carefully framed images sharing an idea to create a modern feel to photographs that went against the current perception. Their prints were manipulated and edited in order to create an image expressing their artistic vision rather than a photograph that simply record a view.

Today my wife and I are empty nesters residing in the Adirondacks Region of New York. Our children now young adults raising families of their own (11 grandkids and hoping) am I able to pursue my dream of the visual arts and photography. 

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I accomplish this by using the latest printing and paper technologies develop by Epson, Hahnemuhle, Ilford, Moab, and Canson. I choose paper with no or very low OBAs (Optical Brightening Agents) to assure your prints never fade. All prints are matted with 100% cotton museum grade Mat Board securing them with acid-free linen tape to an acid-free foam core backing. Always handling papers, prints, mats, and backing boards with cotton gloves. Assuring to deliver the highest possible quality images to you.

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