|Ron with his Polaroid, Photograph by Satch, 11/23/2011|
As I begin to move forward with a new direction for my photography, I have been attempting to clarify my thinking about my work.
When I am photographing I feel and sense the spirit of what I am seeing. The “design” of the subject or scene (natural or manmade, intentional or incidental) becomes an integral of the final composition. I examine and present nature’s and/or man’s mark, the combination of which is often society’s response to my subject. The resulting photograph shows the condition and existence of the subject within a context, literal or metaphorical. That being said, trying to recreate my feelings and perception through a lens and onto film via this machine, the Polaroid camera, is incredibly difficult and at times more than frustrating.
I photograph within the environment that I know or find myself in – the world in which I live. I do not find it necessary to travel to a specific locale to make photographs that present something exotic, unfamiliar or detached from my day to day existence. Rather I endeavor to delve into my surroundings within the scope of where I live my life.
|Noblesville Grain Elevator 1|