Natural Abstracts.Abstract Extractions
All of my work consists of photographs; some on film, some digital. None have been manipulated for effect. I photograph all of my subjects as I find them, in available light.
Some of my most valuable photographic tools are: my ability to frame what I see in my subject so that others can see it; my ability to be present and aware of my surroundings, and my willingness to stop at the first sign of unsuspected beauty in some ordinary, humble object; rust on sheet metal, paint rings on a table, a scratch on a car bumper; flaking paint on a steel tank.
I�??ve learned to follow my instincts so as not to miss a masterpiece, as I have done from time to time, to my regret.
I am an artist, and the camera is my brush. Most people who view my photos think they are abstract paintings until I explain what they are, and how they reflect my philosophical and spiritual view of the world. For me, my work is all about seeing the world more whole-ly (or Holy, if you dare); I am always looking for the beauty in all things, especially things that are usually seen as unworthy of attention.
With each of the photos I have submitted is a brief description of the object and an estimate of its size; they range from very large to very small.
My website, www.jaycanterbury.com, is in the process of being restored after having been damaged by a hacker; however, I hope to have it back in order soon.