The journey of creating fine art photography collections
Having been a photographer for a very long time and having shot many “nice” pictures I wanted something more challenging. I studied film and video, and ten years later, started teaching it. I developed a good understanding of operating a camera, dealing with composition, exposure and all manner of technical aspects. There was no doubt in my mind that if I challenged myself I could create art with more depth and meaning beyond my quest for technical expertise.
I started my journey creating fine art images, still visually and aesthetically pleasing but now with added layers of meaning, complexity and depth. After being obsessed for so long on the technical aspects it was difficult to move away from the glossy superficial work. I had a mentor who guided me through the process of freeing up my inhibitions and letting go of my need for perfection.
I started by shooting what I could find and progressed to setting up and executing set-ups that I had envisioned. The collection of fine art photography images started to grow, slowly. Learning, growing and experimenting as I begin to develop my own personal aesthetic. I began working on bodies of work with central themes which are now organized into these collections.
© John Fox 2015