I should say that I am NOT a fan of the Artist Statement. Most are pretentious, unintelligible and do not lead to a better understanding of the artist. The simpler the better. I have had to put together one as a requisite to entering photo contests. I didn’t even write it myself! I had Vicki do it.
I did just read the above captioned book about artist statements which is a parody of the subject. The first one in the book is a fill in the blank template!
Here now is my AS
I was 13 when my father taught me my first photographic techniques. Re-invigorated by the love of this hobby we shared, I’ve kept a camera close by since his passing in 1996. Now, there’s nothing more relaxing than spending an hour, day or weekend with a camera in hand. The majority of my photographic body of work can be divided into three categories: landscapes, still life and ironic images.
Landscapes. Being born in a small prairie town—Simla, CO—instilled in me a deep appreciation for open space, the pace of rural life and a life-long love of clouds.
Still Life Human hands have arranged most of the objects I like to shoot.
Ironic Images. Unintended humor is all around us. Capturing the unplanned juxtaposition of images, thoughts and people easily amuses me.
I hope you enjoy the images I’ve photographed as much as I’ve enjoyed the experience of shooting them.