You may have noticed my style and branding heading in a certain direction. And I may have found a home in my new description – Vintage-Contemporary-Fusion photography. So what is it?
I see other photographer’s work all the time. There are many good ones, many new ones and I think the hardest part for someone searching for a photographer, is to figure out what kind of photographic style they want. It gets very confusing with so much to consider. There are many names that bounce around – Traditional, Photojournalistic, Fashion, Editorial, etc. But what does all of this mean?
Vintage – I noticed that as I shot and processed my images, I was pulled towards a more vintage look. Not necessarily the vintage of the 1920’s and 1930’s – though I do have a taste for that as well – but the coloring of old 1950’s, ’60’s and ’70’s film as it aged. Though it has a bit of a “cross-processed” feel, it is more of an aged look. My composition has roughly stayed the same, but the subject and state of the subject have changed. I sometimes have my couples give me a straightforward look, not worrying about posing details, rather that they stand naturally and in a state of almost disregard that I am photographing them.
Contemporary – How do you mix contemporary with vintage? They seem to contradict each other. Well, with most of the vintage being in the process, the contemporary lies mostly in the composition. Off center and very off center, unusual vantage points, sometimes having a little bit of an abstract feel, unusual objects, unusual framing, varying depths, simplicity one minute, busy the next. My feelings of contemporary are what I deem out of the ordinary and always changing. Just like the meaning of contemporary, with the changing of times, my art changes.
And there in lies the Fusion – a blend of two worlds that are seemingly un”blend”able.
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