Visual Artist: Photography
About the Artist
My poems and photos are published widely. Finishing Line Press released my chap, The Future as a Picnic Lunch, in November, 2015. Aldrich Press published Naked Among Possibilities in August and accepted No Map at Hand for 2017; Finishing Line will publish Investment in Idolatry later in 2016.
I do not restrict my subject matter except to common decency. Good photos require good light, or at least enough light to manipulate with editing software. Any photo taken may produce at least one version of itself that is worth retaining; often it contains more than one version by cropping the original. I never alter content by eliminating part of it or changing its position within the frame.
I alter an original photo with six priorities in mind:
- High resolution
- High color saturation
- Maximum contrast
- Superior brightness
- Depth of subject, especially on landscapes or panoramic views; or roundness of more intimate subjects
- Beauty, which I detect in form, color, texture or even ugliness/disorder
Therefore, I do not seek “realism,” but vibrancy.