Where: NorthWind Fine Arts, Saranac Lake – Studio Tour
When: July 1, 11am-6p
Anyone can point a digital camera or cell phone at something and get a “pretty good picture”. But that does not make art. Art comes from deep inside and the techniques used to relate your vision. As Thoreau once said: It’s not what you look at, it’s what you see that matters.” So photography is my “brush and canvas” with which I render my “vision” of what lies before me, and choreograph the three-partnered dance between my creative soul, my lens, and the subject.
I often make use of a technique in which I make multiple photographs of the same subject which I merge in-camera into a single digital image file to create a composite composition. Sometimes the composition is the result of envisioning what I want the final photograph to look like, or what feeling or thought I want it to convey, and carefully selecting and placing each of the images in the camera’s frame in relation to each other. And sometimes it is done spontaneously and intuitively. I use this technique in shooting reflections; joining or contrasting two or more objects in different planes or spaces; photographing layers of texture, form or color; fine art human form photography; street photography and anywhere else the spirit moves me.
During the ArtWorks Studio Tour, I will be explaining how this technique was used to create some of my photographs that will be on display, as well as demonstrating how the technique is performed and, if time permits, perhaps allowing a few people to make an in-camera multiple exposure photograph using my camera, and then processing it in Lightroom and emailing them a jpeg of their image.