Contemporary Portrait Photography 2019
Inspired by the seasons and the power of dreams, my photographs transport viewers to a world of mysticism and adventure. By using natural backdrops, extensive design and styling details, I create lush, vivid, and emotionally infused images that invoke a phantasmagoria of deep reverie that transport one to other worlds.
I’ve always been drawn to the fantasy realm. For instance, the history of the Renaissance initially inspired me to develop a body of work depicting the otherworldly beauty of European landscapes. From landscape I move into portraiture, creating emotionally laden and dramatic images that have a fantastical and mystical feel to them. Through an attention to detail and a highly stylized aesthetic I marry the person (the model) to the landscape. My subjects (the landscape and the person) become a story one can enter into and behold. The final image is transformed into art through an extensive post-production process where I spend time refining compositional elements and the coloring process. This practice of carefully crafting an image, a story, and a scene ensures the final image is one that conveys mystery, beauty, and the stuff of dreams.
In short, my work gives viewers a highly attractive, serene and peaceful place to enter into that frees them momentarily from this reality.
Digital - Nikon Z7 - Velvet Fine Art - Enhanced in Photoshop
11" x 14" print / 16" x 20" framed