The Weight of Time
Sweet Arrow Reserve, Sugarcreek Township, Ohio
"A successful nature photojournalist is both a pragmatist and a romantic." - Helen Longest-Slaughter
This is a study in how many ways can I produce a abstraction while staying true to what the subject is. The far-reaching tree and branches to the right side, the fiery autumnal colors blanketing the frame. Very small bits of blue sky that peek through if you carefully examine the frame. While my "regular" nature photographs are plainly titled with the species or otherwise, these abstract blurs are granted much more interesting titles. The Weight of Time to me is about how seasons change and can occur in the blink of an eye if not careful to see it.
As you can tell, I am greatly inspired by impressionism-era artwork. Perhaps my favorite period of painting as well, the likes of Monet and other landscape painters become my go-to for ideas. The blurring of imagination with reality becomes powerful to create. Having been an art lover all my life, I grew up learning to draw, paint, filmmaking, etc. This photographic style marries all my past experiences in this creative field with my current passion for photography.
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