JOHN SELMER SR.
As a photographer I try to capture a scene in a way that conveys a sense of “being there for the first time”. That is when you try to take it all in. Looking at all the parts, the details that combine to make the whole scene, and how they work to enhance each other.
A step or two to one side can make the difference between “Just a Photo” and a picture that holds your attention and has you looking around the picture to see all the detail.
When I paint a picture, I add or subtract detail and change color. I use different brushes and strokes to emphasize or diminish the character of the picture.
I use a computer and my imagination to create a picture that I hope will catch your eye and keep you looking and thinking, maybe even daydreaming about it.
I wanted to do this as far back as childhood, but got too busy, and too married, raising eight children. Since I retired I have had time to learn Photography, how to use a computer, and time to learn editing and painting programs so that I can do what I do.
You will too that some of my work is fantasy. You can’t be serious all the time. All of my pictures are done using top quality archival paper and inks. You can be sure they will stand the test of time.
I’m told that learning keeps you young. I’m getting younger every day.