About the Book
This book presents photographic images depicting "love" as interpreted by emerging photographers all over the globe. This began as a contest announced in an online artist community deviantArt.com. The winners were selected by the author and the author sequenced the images to tell a story. The images depict love beginning with maternal love, evolving into romantic and erotic love and ultimately expressed as mature love.
Comments from the artists are presented along with any demographic information they wanted to share including gender, age, country of residence. Photo buffs will enjoy the technical information provided on many of the shots.
I've been involved in photography as an art for over thirty years. In high school, I was influenced by a photography teacher who instilled the purist principles of Edward Weston and Ansel Adams. I developed advanced skills in visualizing the tonal range of a setting and capturing images with available light. In the darkroom I experimented with a variety of chemical and temperature techniques for both film and print processing. At the University of Florida, my conservative and traditional perspective on photography as a visual medium was challenged by the thinking and works of Jerry Uelsmann, one of the early masters of photomontage, and guest lecturers like Robert Heineken (UCLA) whose montages embedded commercial erotica in highly unconventional images. Today my photography focuses on people - fashion, beauty, glamour, and fine art nudes.