My photographic journeys begin at a specific location, which lead to discoveries of subject matter enhanced by natural light and elements of composition. In this sense, visual poetry transcends typical graphics, by using photographic imagery that distinguishes subject matter through composition, color or lack of color, focus and interest. Graphic color textures are often used to further enhance these images.
The resulting images not only document, but also to arouse a viewer's senses, emotion and intellect. These images are used for prominent viewing in the home and business environment as shelf and wall groupings; subject matter includes fine art, landscape, waterscapes, street, and documentary photography.
My primary camera is a Canon 5D with a 50mm 1.4 lens (keeping it simple). A secondary Nikon Coolpix is used for convenience with expedition work. Images are primarily edited and enhanced in Photoshop Lightroom 5.7. From time to time I will use an iPhone or iPad, typically when this suits me. These images may also be edited in Lightroom or with iPad apps.
Visual poetry images are furnished with a digital mat and mounted to a single ply mat board made ready for framing.
"Human beings are hardwired with the impulse to share our ideas and the desire to know we’ve been heard. It’s all a part of our need for community. That’s why we’re constantly sending out signals and signs, and why we look for them from other people. We’re always waiting for messages, hoping for connection. And if we haven’t received a message, that doesn’t always mean it hasn’t been sent to us. Sometimes it means we haven’t listened hard enough.” Touch