Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Moving Forward

Ron with his Polaroid, Photograph by Satch, 11/23/2011
As I begin to move forward with a new direction for my photography, I have been attempting to clarify my thinking about my work.

When I am photographing I feel and sense the spirit of what I am seeing.  The "design" of the subject or scene (natural or manmade, intentional or incidental) becomes an integral of the final composition.  I examine and present nature's and/or man's mark, the combination of which is often society's response to my subject.  The resulting photograph shows the condition and existence of the subject within a context, literal or metaphorical.  That being said, trying to recreate my feelings and perception through a lens and onto film via this machine, the Polaroid camera, is incredibly difficult and at times more than frustrating.

I photograph within the environment that I know or find myself in - the world in which I live.  I do not find it necessary to travel to a specific locale to make photographs that present something exotic, unfamiliar or detached from my day to day existence.  Rather I endeavor to delve into my surroundings within the scope of where I live my life.

Noblesville Grain Elevator 1

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