Definition: Conceptual Photography or Art Photography takes an idea or concept to convey a story. Often times it is referred to as Fine-Art Photography because the artist conveys the story from a visual aspect using the color, style, and medium of choice.
Mission Statement for Conceptual Art Work: My images reflect finding beauty in the dark side of human nature. Longing and searching for something are often the metaphors. By adding elements of nature in the scenery, I want to illustrate the evanescence of human life.
Creating art for me comes from observing the real world. My process involves capturing people as works of art. I focus on the beauty of human frailties and overcoming hardships. Works of literature and poetry also influence my work.
The colors I use in my images are inspired by paintings from the Baroque Period. The colors are vibrant or I tone it down depending on the story or mood. I sometimes add texture for a more painterly look. The look of some of my images are influenced by the pictorialist and succession movements in photography. These pioneers of photography are the first conceptual artists.