I have a passion for photography.
I love the whole experience. The journey of discovery is as rewarding to me as taking the photograph.
I take my photos quickly, trusting my eye to capture the moment as I experience it. I am in awe of the beauty of nature and the dialogue I have with her is the reason for my love of landscape photography.
However, when you live a moment intensely, there is almost no recollection of it except for the residual ripples of the emotions that one experienced. It is through the process of meditation, the re-membering, that one is then able to harvest the moment.
It is in the meditation of post-production that I am able to reveal the expression of my art and my love of photography.
My darkroom is Adobe Lightroom. This is where I express myself - the eye is so much more powerful than whatever the camera is able to capture.
Creating the depth and visual impact becomes an exercise in memory for me; a meditation of fine tuning color saturation, contrast and light balance in such a way as to explore the emphasis on a reality, a truth as I experienced it at the time I took the photograph.
When I have achieved the visual balance that seduces my eye, the moment is captured, an expression of my experienced when I took it.
What is fascinating about this process to me is that while digital allows for easy replication, every photo is a prototype - the product of a moment in time, whose expression is defined by the emotion captured in post-production and my memory of it.
I use two Panasonic GH1 cameras with a collection of zoom and prime Lumix lens.
I took up photography about 4 years ago and am learning all the time. I am still a novice in terms of technique, but passionate about my art. I hope you enjoy it as much as I.
The world is a canvas.