Nature is full of magical abstracts; capturing that essential magic excites me and keeps me walking through the world, camera in hand. Line, color, and shape expand the fun as I try to find new ways to express that excitement.
I particularly enjoy “abstracting” the vision. Sometimes I do it subtly, as by softening an image, at other times by capturing a small part of a whole or by adding motion. I find the most fun in finding the actual abstract ‘live’ in the world I see.
My artist father taught me darkroom techniques from a footlocker as we traveled by ship from Guam to the United States when I was 9. This started me on my journey as a photographer and, since then, I have studied with contemporary professionals such as George Lepp and DeWitt Jones.
During the intervening years I progressed from my Brownie-brand camera and film to professional Canon equipment, and ultimately to digital. I love digital for the many conveniences it offers and the many things we can do with such ease.
I found each provided another avenue for self-expression and fun. They also give me new techniques to incorporate into my photography.
I strive to capture the image and produce the picture as I saw it. I have recently, for fun, been modifying images. These “digital photo paintings” have given me another path for my creativity, unlimited.
Images and biography submitted by the artist.
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