Ive been a painter all my life, with a painter's way of expressing my emotions and philosophy through color and form. i've always enjoyed taking photographs but in the past few years I have increasingly found myself employing the wizardry of Photoshop to bring out the inherent beauty found in the natural world.
I employ the same rigorous minimalist process i use while painting, in my photographs to speak allegorically of simple truths. I look for balance in the unpredictable, order in the chaos and sublime aspects of the great forces in nature. Looking through the lens has helped me zero in on these moments. Using digital resources has aided my investigation and portrayal of what I find. I've humbly come to call the natural way things seem to arrange themselves to perfection, the grand order of things.
Often enough, what Ive captured seems to be transformed into something like a prayer. My favorite quote: "Focus your camera on God and you will see God looking back at you" unknown author.
It never ceases to fill me with wonder. Nature is the great teacher of color, line and design. With all due respect, I prefer looking to the natural world for inspiration rather than art museums. The perfection in the pattern found in the lotus pond from yellowing and dried leaves to luscious green ones and the deep shadows.the water.captured here stopped me in my tracks.