Artist’s statements are much like this picture. It is me but……. it’s 19 years old and doesn’t really tell who I am. That being said my current artist statement is not bad. I didn’t write it- my wife did. Originally I told her I didn’t have one and that I thought most were a bunch of words vomited onto the page, so to speak. Then I started entering exhibitions and the sponsors insist on an artist statement so here ya’ go:
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.
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.
Human hands have arranged most of the objects I like to shoot.
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.