“It’s not what you look at that matters; it’s what you see.” – Henry David Thoreau
I feel creatively fulfilled producing distinctive and striking photographic abstractions, particularly architectural. Architecture is a strong interest of mine as well as the subject of many images. Architecture’s dynamic aspect stirs me; changes of scale by proximity or distance; constantly changing perspectives of changing position; variations of time, lighting, and season; the ability to enter inside or stand outside. All architecture inspires me, whether ancient, classical, or modern, whether secular or sacred.
While seeking to capture elements or perspectives of a location, my goal is an image that transcends place; to give a sense of the subject without being a singular description of it. My intent is to create an experience within what is portrayed rather than where. I want to evoke in the viewer’s imagination questions regarding the perspective chosen, and how shapes, colors, patterns, and light interplay to stimulate the viewing experience.
I readily use Photoshop editing capabilities for enabling my extension of compositional rules. As such, the software is another creative tool for expressing my vision, allowing me to extend and transform what I have captured to produce my idea of what I saw.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.