These photographs are part of the work I am developing currently in my painting, using photography to explore "what the naked eye can not see". For a deeper explanation of the relation Photography-Painting in my work, please read my Artist Statement page.
Photography allows me a particular point of view (pov) ... and I feel my photographs are quite distinctive in that respect: they reach deep into the subject, trying to find unseen angles, unexpected perspectives, although the subjects maybe objects, and very rarely people, the approach I take is quite intimate and revelatory ......
Currently I am very interested in the concept of depth of field, a phenomenon of optics specific to lenses ( the human eye can not discern it, i.e: the human eye sees all in focus, close ,medium range and far) but cameras or anything else with a lens will "see" with depth of field meaning you can only focus on an area (range /distance) and the rest is out of focus appearing blurred ...it is just an idea that when explored through painting and collated with other concepts arises interesting images, interesting paintings ...painting as exploration, as research, as a tool for thinking aesthetics..
There is also another aspect to my choice of "style" and subject matter. I consider my work to be of an abstract nature, both in painting and in photography and that has several im plications:
First of all I work with form, light and colour, I am concerned with balance of these elements and their composition to conform the image, my work is about the creation and perception of beauty, simple and unadulterated, however I consider that this "aesthetic choice" is also a political statement, in the present state of things (the world of art and of the world at large) I consider that "beauty" with all the relativities that implies, is revolutionary at many levels ... in a world concerned mainly with destruction, sarcasm, competitiveness and the exaltation of an array of "negative" values, the exaltation of beauty and even aestheticism, becomes revolutionary, becomes alternative, becomes a challenge to the status quo.
The following set also explores the concept of depth of field.