The Eye of the Beholder
We pass by the old and the shabby.
Unconcerned by what might have been, we overlook what could still be.
Are pride and craft and majesty and soul eliminated by the passage of time? Perhaps.
But what if they are simply obscured? What if they await our closer inspection?
It was such random thoughts that led to this portfolio. It began through a chance encounter with a grey and weathered, lichen-covered statue.
In many ways it doesn’t matter what the subject is. The search is what is important; the looking, the seeing.
Black and white photography, and occasionally long exposure, help to reveal the essence in what is there to be seen. And if the story is still unremarkable then that is the challenge for the artist. To start again, to develop techniques and skills that will match the vision.
For it is always there