PI Photography and Fine Art - Delaware Photographer
Six years ago I never would have thought that I would be a professional photographer trying to inspire people through imagery and art. I had always loved the art and admired the National Geographic photographers but I thought the admiration was because of their ability to travel to distant lands. I had a camera but it was for the usually family BBQs or events. Everyone had always said my images were good but I just thanked them and went on with life. It wasn’t until I got severely hurt in a car accident that I started exploring photography as a hobby. My first camera with interchangeable lenses was the Nikon D60…suddenly my world changed. I instantly fell in love with the camera and the results but what I really loved was the calming peace I felt while I was able to get out shooting. When the car accident happened late in 2009, I was laid up with little feeling and mobility for 19 months. Anyone who knows me knows that I am a busy body that never stops, so being confined for so long made me feel like I was trapped. Photography was one subject that I was able to read about that kept my mind focused on something other than the pain that I was enduring.
What I’ve learned over the years is that photography is so much more that a click of a shutter and a resulting picture. Photography is about the study of light, the study of angles, a story, an emotion, a reflection of someone personality and the ability to capture those moments for eternity. In my opinion, photography is the story of the world that continuously moving and interacting around us.
As I grew stronger as a photographer, I noticed that I see the world in a completely different manor than I did previously. I see the tenderness of a mothers love as she gently pushes the hair out of her child’s face. I see the years of hardship in the winkles and dirt on the faces of the homeless. I see the heartbreak of the soldiers as they depart from their families, while they try to remain brave and courageous. I see the symmetry of a butterflies wings and the consistency of the hair that covers an animal’s body. All of these details that are encompassed in a person, being, area and so on were once lost to me but what are key to making photography meaningful to me.
Personally, I have always been a nature lover and I spend a lot of time out hiking, camping and exploring the wilderness along the east coast. Having this level of comfort in nature and a passion for photography makes this field perfect for me. Every cycle or season, every change in the weather possesses a new challenge for me to find and exhibit the beauty of those changes. While most people pack up there belonging if rain comes during an outing, I will unpack rain gear and keep exploring. There are countless nights that I have come home soaked from rain or chilled to the core from the temperature dropping.
My goal as a photographer is to capture the beauty of the world that surrounds us and exhibit the fine details of the objects normally overlooked in the daily grind. My hope is, when my images are viewed that people not only see the elements but feel the elements; such as the sense of freedom with the Eagle flying freely through the sky or the sense of calm after a fresh rain storm.
I hope you enjoy exploring my Deviant page, you are welcome to check out my website for printing options for any of the photographs you may find here. You can also sign up for the monthly newsletter which contains a free desktop background of the photo of the month.
Never stop learning what you love and always look for the extraordinary in the ordinary!
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