Published as a book cover.
Featured in Feel Dont Copy. February 2011.
lake, reflection, branches, mood, atmosphere, texture
perfection. love it
Congratulations on your Feature in Feel, Don’t Copy on 7 February 2011!
Keep up the great work :)
Thankyou so much for the feature! delighted! :)
22 is absolutely spot on. Perfectly peaceful, something for which I think we all yearn and thus try to reach. Again, the relationship between the title and the photo increases the intensity of the art. It just struck me that the work of art, properly conceived, is more than simply, in your case, the photo. It is primarily the combination of actions taken so as to produce the photo. Yet, it is suddenly clear to me that the way you chose to characterize what you have achieved with your camera and whatever post-production you have added to that plays an enormous role in my experience, and, therefore, in the constitution of the work of art as a finished product. Had you named this, for example, simply “A peaceful day at the lake,” it would be the same photo only in the most formal objective sense. The title here was an essential aspect in the formation of my subjective aesthetic relationship with the work. Thus, I suppose that your description of your work has made the difference in my having the experience of viewing a technically perfect, and formally beautiful work, as opposed to having a significantly more intense subjective relationship with a work of art that I can consider as fully realized. I certainly hope that you don’t object to my sharing of these epiphanies. Moreover sharing them in the process of their occurrence, which tends to make me somewhat less sure of exactly what constituted the epiphany, consequently, of how to speak of it. I can be shocked at how much I learn about aesthetic experience in general from your photos, or should I say the works you produce. This is not the first time that I have been contemplating one of your works and had a lightening flash of enlightenment regarding an experience I’ve had countless times prior to that particular moment of recognition. If you can unravel the mystery behind this one particular effect that your work has on me, I will refrain from being so jarred by it, which will eliminate the need to give so detailed and perhaps laborious account of it. Perhaps, I had your eyes in a previous life, and my experience is one of recognizing a mysteriously familiar way of viewing the world. Frankly, strange as it seems, there is no more likely explanation, at least that has struck me to this point. This is uncanny, i.e., the feeling. As far as the work is concerned, I cannot imagine how it could be improved. (Nothing like the intellectual high, which corresponds to discovering the secret behind a particular experience, which did not appear to be hiding anything until it was found. This is art!) xo, Mr. Epiphany
The feature says it all, congrats!
wow….too morose but also beautiful reflection !