“Looking Up and Looking Down (on the Brooklyn Bridge)” photography, 16” H x 20” W, 2021
As a photographer, I am taken by moments, subjects, and scenes in all seasons, times of the day, locations, weather, and light, from the mundane to the novel. I leverage what I see from different vantage points to create visually interesting imagery. I may choose to leave a photo “as is” with only simple edits, or I may use features of different smartphone apps to render a new version with results ranging from subtle to complex or abstract. There is a journey in the creation and unfolding of each piece, starting in the mind’s eye of exploring composition, to capturing and recording what I perceive, to perhaps further enhancement and manipulation digitally or otherwise, to presenting the image in a format and style that best suits and allows it to speak clearly, and finally, to the experience of the viewer who beholds it.