Where the art of photography begins with you.
We serve the surrounding area of Pierce County and South King County of Washington state.
People ask me, "what kind of photography do you do?"
I think they expect an answer like:
I do portrait photography.
I do weddings,
or I photograph pets, and do some senior portraits.
The question is a lot harder for me to answer than you might think, because I feel that I look at photography from a totally different angle than most people. I don't see the object of my camera as a subject to be captured, but rather as a part of the art I am trying to create. That's easy to say until you define what art is!
The image draws you in. The subject of the photo makes an emotional connection with the viewer, and the eye is mysteriously drawn to the subject. If a photograph doesn't do this, it's not art. We all know the connection I speak of, and the greats of old knew also, and they did this with the paintings they created.
Take a look at the photos I have here, and see for yourself. Do I have the touch of an artist, which the ancients had in their creations of long ago. The only difference between me and them is that I use a camera.
Now do you see why it is so hard to answer this question? A portrait is a work of art, if done right, and so isn't any other form of photography you can come up with. That's why I think my photography is only in one category, and the answer to the question is, I create art!
And art isn't always plan and straight forward, but it can be challenging.
Another driving force of my photography is the challenge of photography. Without getting technical and boring, here are a few examples of my photography, which are a little more than a standard photograph.
Notice the reflection of the one ring in the other, because both rings are in focus.
This is a focusing problem I had to overcome, because modern digital cameras don't corporate with bees in motion.
This is an example of getting what I wanted by overcoming some technical photographic techniques.
It's no accident her feet are pointed back, because I wanted her to fly. Not only did I want no question to her flying across the Moon, but I wanted her to look good doing it.
Do you see how answering the question above really restricts me to something less than what I love to do in photography, and the photos themselves show this love of this art form.
I have written permission for all photos shown.