I’ve taken a creative turn over the past few years and while doing so have asked myself the question, am I still a photographer? Well the answer I’ve come up with is YES, I am still a photographer. My output however, which starts out as a photograph, could perhaps be best described though as “digital art”. It still takes my eye as a photographer to see the subject, compose it, expose it, and capture it. Then the creative side kicks into full gear and with digital tools I enhance the photo into something beyond a photograph. I am happy with this transition. I can still capture an interesting “straight” image and at times that’s what I want or need, but at other times now I want to show more creativity.
These 2 images were captured on a rainy October morning with my photo friends Debra Rozin and Barbara Pennington, on Barb’s back deck. Debra and Barb were concentrating on the flowers and I was playing with the concept of combining soft flowers with hard steel gears. We all eventually worked the gears and some interesting glassware into our images as well.
I’d like to hear your feedback on this topic. Are they photos or are they something else?