Friday, April 20, 2012



I started to write an essay, but I caught myself before getting very far along with my thesis. Instead of writing about it in the third-person, I will make my points here directly as I think and feel them.

This photograph of this building is one that I am proud to have made. I was able to create it in part because I have a magic lens, and that I know how to use some of its capabilities. Another reason why it works is that I knew how to bring out the elements of reflected light in a manner that allowed for me to "paint" the colors in the manner that I see.

I think that I use the computer and its associated software to help create something that is both a documentary photograph and a piece of art. My composition is simple and straightforward. There is nothing in the composition that is a gimmick.

I realize that many of my building photographs are of this basic composition. They are straight-on, simple, yet they carry an element of the building's soul.

That, at least, is what I think. Perhaps you think I am full of "it" or of myself. Regardless, I am doing exactly what I love to do, and in the manner in which I love to do it.

Thanks for allowing me to share this bit of my process.