Tuesday, January 26, 2010
A different interpretation of bird photography that departs from the usual sharp, literal imagery to which we’re accustomed
The subtlety of movement may be turning the camera to the left or right or up and down. It may include turning it 360 degrees or panning along with the bird or birds. The movements are simple. Sometimes they’re hardly noticed. No invention on my part, but what comes out of it is solely mine.
I try to think outside the box, and in many ways I don’t believe that there’s a box at all. I once had an art teacher who always said that you can break any rule you want as long as you know the rule you’re breaking. I always lived by that; however, at some point I decided that I could walk down a road where the rules were my own. Now I feel that when I shoot, I decide what’s real and right and what isn’t. My reality, my vision, my camera, my image. There’s a great comfort that comes when you shoot where there are no mistakes. Creating these images is really very rewarding. For me, it’s not a technical vision as it is a place of comfort. I’m at peace and at home here.
Remember, abstraction is “existing in thought or as an idea but not having a physical or concrete existence.” Go out and experiment, and create your own unique look.
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