31 Jul The Meaning of ‘Fine Art Documentary Photographer’ in the context of my work?
Ultimately it means that I am focusing on positive aspects of our lives as I see it, and being sympathetic to it. A good natured smile, and stunning landscape, a poignant moment that leaves you wondering are examples of what can leave you feeling something worthwhile because of the resulting photograph. I am a great believer in what you focus on in life is what you get, much like when photographing.
Environment and its preservation in its true natural state is important to humanity and certainly important to me as a landscape and documentary style photographer. The medium of photography can be a diverse as life’s experiences in many ways, if this is so then what is shown by the photographer and the motivation of the photographer as to why they shoot pictures and the purity of that should dictate a lot of the positive potential that may lie in the photographic works. The fine art element simply refers to making pictures for the love of it and the message that can be conveyed through it, and the secondary event of selling the prints is an added bonus. Our original framed pieces carry the message of our passion of why we take pictures, put simply is to spread what is good I can find in the highest form possible whether it is regarded as art or not is not the point. The poignancy of a well taken documentary still photograph resonates with me as an opportunity to convey and reverberate past what words may have difficulty doing, for me at least.