Awakening #1 – Created in September 2021 as part of a series “Magical”

A common question I’m frequently asked is what exactly is fine art photography? The easiest answer would be to say that fine art photography is nothing more than creating personal work and then finding the right market for it.

A more in-depth answer would be that fine art photography, also known as artistic photography or photography art, is a photographic artwork created in line with the artist’s vision. It is first and foremost about the artist, their idea, emotion, or unique message. It is not about capturing what exactly appears in front of the photographer, like in photojournalism where the purist images are taken to record the scene as it exactly existed at a precise moment in time, it is about capturing what the artist sees.

So, in a nutshell, fine art photography is an artist’s deliberate creation, and every aspect of making the photograph in the field and in the photographer’s post-processing digital studio, including the printing, are an individual expression from within the artist.

Ansel Adams’ expressed it best in the following quote: “Art implies control of reality, for reality itself possesses no sense of the aesthetic. Photography becomes art when certain controls are applied.”

For me, fine art photography allows my artist expression and imagination to go wild, I have so many ideas I want to explore, and I hope to share them with you on my creative journey.  Thank you for stopping by.

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