I always return to light and the effects of light: natural, artificial, shadow, highlight, reflection, silhouette, darkness, line, shape, warp, color, presence, negative space, perspective, focus, blur and on and on. Time is the medium. A long exposure in the dark, a thousandth of a second to capture the sunlit preening of a hummingbird, the glint in the eye of a witness, the sudden penetrating look of a hawk into the glass of my lens from 500 feet. Looking is my constant occupation, seeing is persistence and a lot of luck.
Photography is by nature, both abstract and concrete. Its abstractions are drawn from actual moments recorded on a light sensitive medium and as a result are in fact a snippet of "reality." The abstraction occurs when the mind cannot make the usual sense of the image because it has been altered or focused very narrowly or broadly. It engages the viewer in an act of continuing creativity that transcends what we usually call realism.
Portrait of a home in Monterey, MA
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Around town in Hyde Park, MA
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