This portfolio contains what I describe as ‘Expressionist’ images. These images reveal the subject, but they are expressed in non-traditional ways. They speak more about visual expression than the subject itself. They are creative images, and within the realm of creativity, there are no boundaries or limits. No rules. There is complete freedom of expression.
As I am no longer photographing for book publications, I am moving beyond Expressive Documentary, moving into new worlds of expressionism where the vivid reality before you becomes a new reality, where the predictable becomes unpredictable. It’s where I am being creative, original, imaginative, and fully artistic.
I believe that colour, line, and shape have spiritual value, and by responding to those elements emotionally, I tend to distort or exaggerate reality. The result is a more subjective interpretation.
All my images are made in-camera. My techniques may include, camera movement, long exposures, and in-camera multiple exposures; in any combination. I may also use neutral density or polarizing filters. Post production is minimal; pertaining to colour balance and contrast.