I currently I live on a barrier Island in Northeast Florida in the historic, but small shrimping town of Fernandina Beach. Here I enjoy spending my days outdoors, often with my camera and tripod, photographing the beaches, dunes and tree canopies that adorn this peaceful Island. It’s the scenery here I love most, and photographing it gives me great satisfaction in documenting nature in all her glory. Other times, I may be seen around the town, photo-documenting our downtown area, and other areas of interest.
You will see by my Gallery that most of my photographs were taken on Amelia Island and it’s my love of the beach, the town and people that inspire me. To learn more about Amelia Island, follow the link below.
“Photography records the gamut of feelings written on the human face – the beauty of the earth and skies that man has inherited; and the wealth and confusion that man has created. It is a major force in explaining man to man.” – Edward Steichen – In “Time,” 7 Apr 1961
My Vision of Black and White Photography
Indeed, photography is expressive, personal and an art form used by many such as Edward Steichen. The masters in the early and later days of film cameras saw the world as monochrome, before the invention of color film. The subject matter varied, whether it was the great American landscape portrayed meticulously by Ansel Adams or the street photography of Henri Cartier-Bresson.
Black and white photography, which is where my photography leans more now, is more dependent on shape, form, and contrast. Color, although wonderful can be distracting. Some subjects are more suited for black and white photography. I tend to favor landscapes, architecture, and street photography which you can see in my Gallery.
When I first started shooting color film the colors just seemed to jump out at you. The saturation, vibrancy and hues were a work of art. Since 2004 I have been using Digital SLR Cameras which has compelled me to learn how to post-process my photographs in the digital darkroom. In-fact some of the same tools are used digitally as they were used during film development; cropping, exposure adjustment, dodging (brightening an area) and burning (darkening and area). I don’t consider this as “enhancement” as these methods are employed by many professional photographer no matter the style. The ability to capture light and color is a true art form.
My Gallery Page
I have three galleries currently;
Beaches of Amelia Island (Color and B/W)
Fernandina Beach, Florida (Color and B/W)
My photographs are in full resolution and size and are available for printing with just a few clicks and a secure checkout. You can choose from the varied print sizes, to the media you would like your print on; fine paper, canvas, or metal. My prices are reasonable and shipping is free within the United States.