I'm a fine art portrait photographer who learned early on that digitally manipulating both my black and white and color photographs fulfills my desire for the images to come alive and to convey the emotions of the story. By focusing my view on the face of the artist, I am able to placing the subjects in the foreground, cropping views and closing in on facial expressions, I am able to illustrate emotion and bring the viewer into the most engaging and intimate parts of the experience. I believe that my photographs convey an intimate view that can often be missed by the audience.
I'm best know for digitally manipulating my photographs. I apply digitized textures and number of other simple edits to obtain the final look. These manipulations provide another layer of visual interest to my work and are intended to intensify both the subject and the action captured therein. My digital prints take on a more visceral experience given the added illusion of physical texture. As a photographer who primarily shoots concerts, I am constantly striving to illustrate that moment when a performer gives his or her soul to the audience, when they create a sound and an emotion, and then to make that come through in the photograph. For me, colors are emotions and sounds., textures are motion and physical presence and lights and darks are harmonies and rhythms ... they have to be in the story.
Cathy R. Foreman, Fine Art Photographer