There has always been a tension in the photography world between objectivity and subjectivity. On the surface it seems that photographs are a reliable representation of reality, but because a human is always behind the camera, each image comes with a wide range of artistic elements. Decisions such as camera settings, equipment choices, timing the shutter, what is excluded from the frame, postprocessing techniques, and presentation all imbue images with unique creative choices that make it impossible for them to tell a complete story of reality.
It can be very rewarding to create something entirely new that did not exist before and makes me feel like I'm adding my own voice to the discussion of the natural world. Photographs in this collection each contain an element of creativity from me, whether that be a visual metaphor for an idea or emotion, or an abstract study of visual elements.
Distress
Distress
No Scale
No Scale
Needle Macro 1
Needle Macro 1
Signal to Noise
Signal to Noise
Changeover
Changeover
No Such Thing
No Such Thing
Waver
Waver
Needle Macro 2
Needle Macro 2
Small Scale Cosmos
Small Scale Cosmos
Bleak
Bleak
Abstracted
Abstracted
Watercolor
Watercolor
Bygone
Bygone
Appearances
Appearances
Curves Layers
Curves Layers
Glimmer
Glimmer
Whitewater
Whitewater
Trials into Triumph
Trials into Triumph
Groove
Groove
Things Happen
Things Happen
Never Again
Never Again
Sea What I Sea
Sea What I Sea
Mother Badlands
Mother Badlands
Whirl
Whirl
Gold Rush
Gold Rush