Fine Art Photography
What do we believe?
We believe in the creative power of photography. We believe in the ability of photographs to evoke intense emotion and deep introspection. We believe that composition is paramount and that the process of sculpting with light forever leaves its mark on a photographer.
We believe that photographs can change an individual viewer, and sometimes can even change the world.
We believe that art kindles the flame within each of us. For these reasons and many more yet unspoken, we create.
Artist's Statement | Clint Thayer
My photography involves deliberate conceptual and technical themes and an unending urge to explore.
My subjects vary: the natural world, the human figure, abstracted reality. My influences range from Minor White and particularly his concepts of equivalents, to the more recent advanced lighting techniques of David Black. My primary medium is the camera, but my primary objective is not to make photographs. It is to engage in visual storytelling. The subjects, though, must have the freedom to narrate their own stories. I simply bear witness and pay homage to their journey.
Often, I photograph athletes - contorting and twisting and straining. They are not posing. There are no pretenses during the 19th mile of a marathon or four hours into an open water ultraswim event, humbled by terrain or sickened by heat. Suffering. Joy. Triumph. Whatever is etched on the face is authentic.
I often isolate the subject or specific points of the subject in context of its environment by using shallow depth of field, bokeh, or motion blur. This allows me to direct the eye toward specific points for conceptual or symbolic emphasis, or to impart motion to a still image.
The element that holds everything together, always, is light. Sometimes I use natural light, sometimes synthetic. But true practice of photography requires becoming a disciple of light and all that it teaches.