Information about my fine art photographic Landscapes Portfolio. I believe that landscape photography should convey what it felt like to be at the location the moment the image was made and not merely what the location looked like.
Rushing through life, we tend not to notice the beauty that surrounds us. I have found that one of the joys of landscape photography is that it offers me the opportunity to slow down and experience my surroundings, giving me the time needed to 'see' and not just 'look'.
I believe that landscape images should not merely depict how a scene appears, but also impart to the viewer a real sense of what it felt like to have been at the location at the moment the image was made. It is the 'what it felt like to have been there' that I try to convey in my photographs. For more of my thoughts on this philosophy of landscape photography consider taking the time to read my article entitled "Photography and Truth".
I have divided my landscape images into two portfolios, one entitled "Intimate Landscapes" and the other "Grand Landscapes". While most people are familiar with the 'grand landscape' which encompasses the classic majestic vistas, the 'intimate landscape' is a bit more difficult to define. The term is attributed to American photographer Eliot Porter (1901-1990), and suggests a smaller scale image; an image where the viewer can relate to nature on a more personal and manageable scale. Needless to say, there can be significant crossover between the two types of landscape images and I have divided them by the way they 'speak' to me.