I love creating fine art photography. What is Fine Art photography you may ask? Well, Fine art photography is about the artist and their interpretation of the scene. The camera is merely a tool to create art – it’s not about what the camera sees, but is instead about what the artist wants to make of the scene.
A fine art photographer’s camera is used to create art – a piece that expresses the artist’s unique vision and aesthetic.
Ansel Adams perhaps said it best when he said…
“Art implies control of reality, for reality itself possesses no sense of the aesthetic. Photography becomes art when certain controls are applied.”
So, fine art photography is more about a photographer’s feelings and vision for a subject than the literal representation of that subject. It is all about the photographer’s purpose – the central emotion, feeling, idea, or message they want to convey with their image.
Think of the photographer’s purpose as a hypothesis – it’s the starting point of their experimentation with their camera. This work is about you, your vision, and your technique. This type of photography is not about getting likes or shares on social media – it’s about your expression of your ideas. If people like it, great. If not, too bad for them!
I hope that explains a little bit about what FAP is and I hope that you like this portfolio.