Identity is our perception of what we see and how it is remembered. These are retained as mind pictures to be recalled, sometimes unexpectedly and other times as aroused by current phenomenon. Sometimes with truth, and other times with untruth. The intent here is to explore quiet introspection, by engaging reflective contemplation. These portraits need not to be considered a collection of pretty or sensual images, but as a means to tap awareness thoughts. The journey starts with the image and a tag line, it continues from that point as visual poetry.
Likewise, these portraits are identities unto themselves, a distinct individual who thinks, feels and who have human experiences to share. Studio portraiture and controlled lighting is preferred, where the model may be just ones self or acting out a role. Encouragement and rapport is established to overcome the artificiality of posing in front of the camera. These images are created in an emotive and poetic manner, and are directed to portray a variety of feelings, behavior and experiences.
You are encouraged to explore your own experiences and feelings as you view these images.
I am a portrait, landscape and street photographer. I enjoy macro (close-up), panorama and montage photography. I tinker with digital altered art and art journaling. Series of works center on the changing landscape of Milwaukee including the Marquette Interchange Construction Project, the Pfister and Vogel Tannery building demolition - contrasting with the Riveredge Nature Center in Newberg, Wisconsin - along with my nature and scenic imagery.