From The Author:
I had in times past made a commitment –of
sorts– to use as little, if any, photo
enhancements when editing these
photographs. And..I never again want to be
accused of interpreting imagery of art or
perception of art for another. For one it’s a
kill-joy. It’s like someone telling you the
punch line before the joke.
I am, however, technologically retarded when
it comes to camera’s. I despise instruction
books, maybe it’s A.D.D. But for whatever
reason I have yet to exercise the challenge of
over coming that dread. “Read
Instructions,” I know, I know, I know.
Thank goodness camera’s have become
automated and user friendly more so now
that ever, Else I would get fewer good shots
than I now get, I would guess.
For me it’s jack-pot bulls-eye or crap-out
and delete when it comes to good shots Vs.
the deletes. And while It is in my heart to
capture the essence of my photography the
natural, or perhaps super-natural, with an
impression of exactly what I see, with no
prejudices–well that’s too seldom for my
own pleasure. I have found that to be so
rare that I am left with bowing down to
enhancement in editing.
But let be clear about one point. I am a
visual artist, by virtue of all the experiences I
speak of with regard to this subject: Nature
spirits. I have no desire to create what
seems like in many cases mean cartoon
characters, or worse-“And I cringe when I hear
this word being used to describe these
images–“Evil.” I’m not an evil person and I
am not interested in catering to those who
might define themselves as evil. I don’t wish
to proliferate evil.
For example, popular opinion, and that word
in particular have been used on more than
one occassion to describe the following
photos. These were taken on the evening of
February 27 2009 from the 8th floor balcony
of the Cosmopolitan Hotel. in Fayetteville
“Ominous,” ok…”But Evil, Cmon.” I ‘m not
sure what havoc, if any, these super natural
life forms are responsible for in that world,
but some I imagine. For All I know they may
be the good guys and gals. I know I cannot
say that but life forms have wreaked. But for
all I know these who look like the meanest
might just me angels in disguise, for their
protection. It may be their defense against
spiritual entities that don’t represent
themselves in the same way these seem to.
Merely speculation. And I, ladies and
gentlemen am merely an observer.