I was recently juried into a fine art photography exhibit and had to write the dreaded artist's statement... I've been a painter for many years and have no problem kicking out a statement for that medium, but I spent a matter of weeks putting off writing the photography statement. Why was this thing I love so much; this thing that's made life so damn much fun, so difficult to write about? So, the deadline arrived and I had to put pen to paper; keyboard to word doc-- whichever came first... What was so hard? All I had to do was write a statement as to why I'm compelled to tote a camera around and express what the work is about...
And so I dug down and realized it's really not hard; it's actually pretty simple.
It is this:
With energy, light, and form moving around us, the depth and gesture of the human experience can be reflected in the simplest of things… With camera in hand, I can only hope at these times to synchronize viewfinder and shutter at the very moment my eye falls in love.