A body of work is the result of a life lived – No one’s life experience is the same. One’s life journey is as individual as one’s fingerprints. If you were reborn and lived your life over, it would not be the same path. Your life is ultimately your art. When you buy my artwork, you are buying a piece of my life.
My life’s path lead me to be on the porch of a 100 year old farmhouse on Prince Edward Island, camera on hand when this scary storm cloud came thundering across the farm fields and over a lighthouse.
Each day is born with a sunrise
and ends in a sunset, the same way we
open our eyes to see the light,
and close them to hear the dark.
You have no control over
how your story begins or ends.
But by now, you should know that
all things have an ending.
Every spark returns to darkness.
Every sound returns to silence.
And every flower returns to sleep
with the earth.
The journey of the sun
and moon is predictable.
is your ultimate
― Suzy Kassem
I happened to be at this particular location in Clinton, Connecticut experiencing a beautiful summer sunset because after a long day of helping my parents pack up their belongs for a permanent move to Florida, I decided we all needed to get out of the house for a break.
As a fine art photographer, I’ve chosen to share my particular life journey. When you buy one of my fine art photographs you are buying my unique life experience, my unique perspective on the world and my unique vision of what to share.
Chasing trains around the Connecticut River Valley lead me to this intriguing, tortured, boat launch in Pratt Cove, Deep River.
Photographs taken in the field are a result of my travels in a particular year, on a particular day, captured in my particular style, edited in my particular way. You are buying the expense, effort and drive required to reach that particular vantage point and the experience which brings about a certain lens, focal point, aperture selection, composition and view.
My vintage tractor series could only exist at this time of my life as I’ve landed in the rural Upper Valley region of Vermont and New Hampshire after living in places as far flung as Hawaii, Kansas, Germany, Virginia, Maine, Massachusetts, Georgia, New Jersey and New Hampshire.
My studio work brings forth my personal artistic vision to the arrangement of elements in the frame – be it a dog, person or objects, as well as the physical control of the lighting, lens choice, focal point, composition etc.
My series of dog photographs would not have existed without the request for a dog by my wife and son followed by dog models provided by my son’s friends.
You are buying the time and effort behind an image created without any guarantee of reward. As such that is fine art photography. Images created for no other client than the artist.
Each image is the result of the artist’s life experiences, travels, influences, training and background. Imagery forge by the places traveled, books read, course taken, trials and experiments, successes and failure and a life time observation.