Color is a distraction. It overwhelms and robs a photograph of its ability to convey the underlying beauty of the subject. It becomes the subject, and nothing new is seen.
Perspective matters most. A focus on seeing the beauty and detail of the world around us requires seeing the world from different perspectives, different viewpoints, and through different eyes. Our own views of the world are fixed, static, and rarely changing. Seeing the world from a different perspective allows us to see new things, feel new things, and experience new things.
Photography can be a pure art. Modern photography is too often the art of post-processing, with a photograph as the canvas. This series rejects this utterly; these photographs are not edited, cropped, or otherwise needlessly altered. Whenever possible, they are captured as black and white, and only exposure correction is applied when needed. These photographs represent the most accurate reflection of what the photographer experienced.
The pursuit of perfection in photography often robs a photograph of its context, its reality, its truth. The thing created is lesser, not greater, than what was experienced. The world is beautiful but flawed, it is complex and misaligned, it is dirty and disheveled, it is full of imperfections - this truth should not be shunned, but embraced. These imperfections are a part of the true whole, without them, the truth is erased, the reality hidden and ignored.
My art is photography, in the purest possible form.