These images interpret the way I feel about the intervention between the photographic process and the witnessing of any given moment.
Art serves many purposes, but its major functions are to: instruct, thrill and inspire.
The DOCUMENTARY RECORDINGS are basically locations of Boardwalks and their surrounding areas where people congregate and hang out with impunity, carefree from the agitations of the mind. The SURREAL CONCEPTS is a collection that attempts to reveal the feelings of obscured subliminal wisdoms common to us all. As metaphors they interpret dreams and aide in the search for personal truths and mythologies. The experimental INFRARED PHOTOGRAPHY employs the use of a modified camera and filtering system that records available light in a black and white format.
In everyday reality, life moves along through time and space barely leaving a trace of it's previous existence. Photography records these instances, and presents them as frozen moments to a viewing audience. Moderate Grecian terminology describes photography as "To Write With Light." So, whether a film or digital format isolates these brief visual amusements, given the proper exposure we are afforded the opportunity to decipher and make sense of the truths and profound evidences that prevail. These original, conceptual, or altered photographic images depict and render a kind of story that validates our former and present reality that remains suspended as a likeness and resemblance.
The inclusion of clouds in many of these images are designed to ethereally empathize with the almost uninhibited dominion on earth as iconic metaphoric symbols that embody and represent a feeling of relaxation as they are virtually the. . .Sheet Music Of The Skies
My work is either Documentary or Conceptual in natural, were as some of the styles and compositions are visually developed as either: black & white, color, infrared or occasionally in a combination of all the genres. Digital applications are progressively superseding adequately functioning technologies of the past, but for selective applications film is still relevant for a variety of sustaining practical reasons.
In my quest to visually record and combine all of the remaining major waterside amusement areas of the world, so far, I have managed to chronicle the Venice Beach, Atlantic City, and Coney Island Boardwalks in linear perspectives, were as the remaining worldly locations remain unexposed and are more or less timely projects waiting to happen.
Many of the Los Angeles Panoramas exhibited on this site were record from The Baldwin Hills Scenic Overview Park. For directions and information to and about the park email me, Richard Mann at: email@example.com
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