Exploring the World of Light and Shadow
I like to walk and do photography. I don't like to plan my photos, other than taking into account the brightness and position of the sun. I don't like to move the objects I see in the view finder. Photography for me is a about finding a slice of the light around us.
Most of the photographs are taken in Oakville, Ontario. That is where I live. Unlike other Visual Art forms, I approach photography with the intent to show the world around me. I try to reveal the nooks and crannies of beauty around us.
The drops of water are sitting on a plastic wrap. This photo was taken outside a flower store in downtown Oakville (with permission of course) on a surprisingly cool August day.
When I was young I was fascinated by picture books; particularly of ships. When I took this photograph I wanted to process it to look like the pictures in the National Geographic books that my parents and grandparents had. I wanted to take a picture of the local harbor that would look like it came from one of those books.
I generally avoid photoshopping images to change them. But with this one I wanted play. When I was in Vienna and Europe I became fascinated with the facades on buildings. Facades are both artifice and art. They conceal the structure, while at the same time create a colorful and patterned environment.
Flowers often look like they are kissing. I try to take pictures of flowers so they tell a story. Imagining them as living acting creatures in some fanciful story.