Abstract Photography

Abstract Photography describes a very broad spectrum of artistic creation using photography. There are endless techniques, both traditional darkroom and contemporary digital, used to achieve such art. With these endless possibilities come the creative freedom to find individual style within abstract art. These are just a few of my creations over many years. Some are accidental and some are intentional. The double exposure often created great accidental abstractions when photographing on film. Abstract Photography 1Abstract Photography 2 Abstract Photography 3Abstract Photography 4 Abstract Photography 5 Abstract Photography 6abstract art, abstraction, abstract artist, abstract photo

Nightscape Photography

Nightscape Photography can be the most creative use of long exposures. It is a mixture of landscape, cityscape and night photography that compose this post of what I call Nightscapes.

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Cityscape Photography

Cityscape photography is a great form of urban art in today’s society. Beauty can be created from things that are not beautiful and things that are cold, hard, industrial creations of humanity.

Minneapolis Urban CityscapeArtist’s Statement, 10/05/2005:

The work I’ve been creating for the past three years has taken me on an exploration of light and color, and that is exactly what photography is—the process of recording light, but my work is, by no means, limited to this definition.  I am in constant search of more than just perfect natural lighting situations for landscapes.  I intend to show coincidences within the elements of composition as well, such as balance, unity, color, contrast & wide tonal range, shape & form and more.

Minneapolis Urban Cityscape 1Within the elements of composition comes something even greater to me: The developments, manipulations, alterations, and overall disturbance that humans have caused to our environments.  The past thousand years have shown drastic change of these natural environments because of the exponential increase in our population and our expansive living areas.  My work is not objectively about this idea, but rather, it ties together the natural beauty of landscapes with our intrusive structures and how the two entities interact and exist with one another in some sort of balance.  I don’t want to make nature look glorified and I don’t want to make sterile objects look ugly or unappealing, but I do want to incorporate both elements into a harmony of visual balance that mimic one another so that viewers are aware of issues within the context of each image. Minneapolis Urban Cityscape 4Minneapolis Urban Cityscape 2Minneapolis Urban Cityscape 3 Minneapolis Urban Cityscape 15Cityscape Photography, Landscape Photography, Urban Photography, Long Exposure Photography, Abstract Photography, Conceptual Photography, City Photographyl

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Nature Photography

Nature Photography. This is nature, you like nature, we like nature, they like nature, I like nature, nature, nature, We like nature, they like nature, yes.

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Landscape Photography

Landscape Photography inspired by nature in our own backyard of Minnesota. This collection of landscape photography was created in northern Minnesota between the north shore of Lake Superior and Voyageurs National Park. To me, these places are timeless and contain a vast natural beauty that is still wild. The history of these places have a massive time span and multiple cultures, starting over 10,000 years ago when the climate began to stabilize and the Laurentian Glacier melted.

My interest in landscape photography and nature photography is inspired by many of the great photographers of our modern society, including Ansel Adams. Although Adams mostly photographed with a 4×5 view camera using black & white film, he did keep up on the latest technology and believed that the future of photography would become electronic somehow. My interest in landscape photography also comes from a strong belief that humans need to be more closely involved with nature in order to stay connected with the earth physically and mentally. Our society has created a detached way of functioning that is clearly obvious living in an urban environment. The further I venture away from my urban home, the more connected I feel with nature and the earth.

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