“Lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at you.” -
I am fascinated by and in love with light. It’s what draws me to the art of photography and what I strive to capture in my imagery. To me the art of manipulated photographs is the ability to see and paint with light and combined images. Through the manipulation of images and the overlaying of textures, most of my work ends up looking like paintings. I am captivated by the beauty of men, all men, and have embarked on a journey to explore that in my current imagery. These manipulated photos explore the world of the beauty of the male body and soul. My work is a reflection of my thoughts as I make sense of the world around me. They are my notes as I navigate through. They are part of a process of a releasing of my sense of self and finding what is beyond my limited thoughts. To me, there is something about the beauty of the human figure which stimulates contemplation of life’s deepest mysteries and stories.’
Art that we live,art that we experience is a way of sharing what happens in our lives. My art is not trying to make a beautiful photograph, a pretty picture, it is about telling a story, sharing a thought or expressing what happens in my life and/or those close to me. There are lots of artists doing figurative work but the number is smaller when you count the ones who take the risk, put their lives/thoughts into what they show and express. Pretty pictures area dime a dozen and there is nothing wrong with that. For me art needs to do more than that. Art is timeless and comes with history, with thought and too often for the artist the pain society inflicts on them and others. it is the artist who often brings social issues to the front, it is the artist who takes the risk and it is the artist who often suffers the rejection and torment society shovels on them. I want to work with models who don’t have to be perfect. We are all flawed, some live with that and become stronger, some deny those flaws and hide them, and others accept the changes we all experience and build on them. Perfection is not beauty, beauty comes from inside those who can accept what life has dealt them. These are the people and stories I want to build upon. Live,learn and share and the world is filled with ideas waiting to be told……..
I hope that a person looking at my work sees the beauty of the male figure, not just a nude. The male nude is too often seen as taboo in Indiana and I would say most of the USA. I have never really understood why the female nude is acceptable everywhere in modern society while the male nude still threatens. I hope my work allows people to see that there is no reason for that.
Love to work together with other artist and photographers and models. If interested in doing some joint projects just drop me a note. Always nice to work with new models.
Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind. -Dr. Seuss
jim ferringer. all rights reserved. copying, altering, displaying or redistribution of any of these images, in any form or medium, without written permission from the artist is illegal.