I am still shooting minimalist and very macro but I’m leaning a little more toward the brutalist movement. Here is an example (pictured) discovering the hues in stainless steel. This year I will be continuing to concentrate on Calls for Entry and exhibitions around the country and internationally. So far I have two shows planned for this year.
The first is a group show, along with other members of Photo Salon de New Mexico, in Albuquerque at “The Gallery ABQ” for three weeks in April. The opening coincides with Albuquerque’s ArtsCrawl on April 3rd.
The second show will be a pop-up solo show at OT Circus, also in Albuquerque. It is a one-night-only extravaganza downtown on Central. They are gaining quite a reputation for amazing shows. I was lucky to get a spot on a first Friday. The show is on August 7th.
More information on the shows will be forthcoming, so be on the lookout.
I hope to see you and catch up at one or both shows.
This will be a very exciting year – I’m glad you are joining me for the ride.
Shooting for the minimal captures the essence of the image without any of the extraneous. When I do photograph a landscape or overall type image I am left wanting to see more, more of the actual image and less of the surrounding information. I love looking at a beautiful scenic or landscape like most other people but when it comes time to really look at an image I want to look closer, deeper at the subject and less at what surrounds it.
Take this image (Green Stripe, left), had I rendered the whole shot then the viewer would see just another building but with only the green stripe the viewer is left to wonder and imagine what it might be or where it might be. This adds to the allure of “Parts and Pieces” and what it truly means. Parts of the whole few people see and even fewer notice in their daily lives. It is this that gives me pleasure, showing people the everyday that they miss every day. It all goes back to that down spout on the roof of Chambord and the shock for others of finding out what and where it was.
Regardless the subject, architecture to kitchen tools, I want to show the cleanest possible image of the subject. Not just to add questions but to add intrigue and interest of the unseen, the un-noticed, to share the inner most value of the subject for the viewer.
But for photographing in a minimalist style, it is all about the Parts of the whole, the Pieces of the whole that people rarely, if ever, see. It is this that interests me.
Thank you for your continued interest in my work!