Conceptual Art

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.

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River of Despair

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