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About the Artist
I take all my own photographs looking for a part or parts that I can incorporate into a finished piece. I than crop out a section of the photograph in either a vertical or horizontal panoramic format. I remove any elements that do not fit into the composition and then blur other elements that I want to push into the background. Early Morning Fog was taken with a road in the background which stood out in the original. If you look closely at the bottom you can still see the road but it has been blurred to no longer catch the eye. I then apply several filters through Photoshop. Each image generally contains at least four filters. After the filters I sharpen elements and saturate colors that I want to stand out. The filters create single color sections that I often modify. For example, the original of Early Morning Fog had no purple. I added the light purple in the branches. I modify because so many beautiful scenes are flawed and people tend to see the flaws and not the beauty. My work stimulates the viewer to explore more deeply the way beauty is seen and experienced by removing much of the detail and leaving only the essence. In doing so I not only show you a scene but I also draw your eye to the facets that can get lost in an ordinary photograph. I encourage you to look upon the graceful arch of a single stem, the shape of a barely discernable mountain in the distance, the form in a pile of rocks. I invite you to look at the world differently. Lives and works in Louisa, VA.