As a landscape photographer, I have often been asked about what exactly motivates me as an artist.
Stated as succinctly as possible, the principal goal of my fine art photography is to capture texture. This is not by any means the soul motivating factor for my work. Nevertheless, and as I have noted in previous blog posts, as I approach any respective vista, there is an innate hunger that always takes over, one that lies deep within an aesthetic and creative well. At the risk of sounding hyperbolic, it represents nothing less than a passion which desires to seize that which is before my eyes and convey it as texturally accurate as possible.
That is, I am continuously and anxiously engaged in the wonderful effort of trying to capture the tangible qualities of feel, touch, surface, consistency, and quality of subject matter.
As I noted in a previous post:
Texture is often a seriously neglected component within much of landscape photography. It may rightly be said that my greatest aspiration as an artist is that my photographs will enable the viewers to reflect upon their own experiences with various surface and constituent qualities of disparate terra firma and therefore be able to bring those abundant memories to bear as they feel with their eyes the textures presented in each of my works.
This is true of both my landscape as well as my abstract photography:
Whether one is speaking of thick and sinewy clouds within the firmament, the jagged angles of a particular mountain side, the bark on a fallen tree within a lush stream, or combinations of various fibrous-like hues forming a harmony of color (as with my color abstract photography), I want the viewer to be able to truly feel the subject of the photograph itself.
As an artist who is naturally attracted to a wide variety of textures, it is my foremost objective to seek to make such textures as visceral as possible within each of my fine art photographs.