IN the moment as I write with light.
"My creative process begins when I get out with the camera and interact with the world. A camera is truly a license to explore. There are no uninteresting things. There are just uninterested people." - Jerry Uelsmann
Since childhood, I wanted to be an artist. I should rephrase that. It wasn’t so much a desire as it was just who I AM. I loved grabbing my easel, canvas and my trusty box of paints as I search out for a great scene that needs my interpretation as I am IN the moment.
In college (Monroe Community College and Rochester Institute of Technology), I decided to study photography. Seemed like a logical progression and was a perfect medium for me; combining light, colors, science and as always, composition.
After college I worked in commercial photography creating multiple exposure transparencies, custom enlargements and maintaining a traditional darkroom. I also photographed portraits and weddings on my weekends during this time. I started off as an assistant and learned the correct way to capture the moment from a real craftsman. I continued to grow both professionally and artistically during these years.
As film subsided to the new digital age, I began to question if I wanted to continue my CAREER, in photography. The cost to upgrade to digital was a substantial investment and one I was NOT ready for. I can continue to work with film shooting fine art landscapes as my passion and find another source for income. Enter TELECOMMUNICATIONS.
I spent the next 17 years working in the Telecommunications field and make a decent living. I am very grateful for the many new friends I made along the way, but I need to be true to myself. Telecommunications is what I do, Photography is who I am.
I eventually made the switch to Digital Photography and composed some great scenes along the way. It was a pleasant awakening for my love of photography and enabled me to experiment with endless possibilities in the new digital darkroom.
I have always been an observer of people. Human emotions, gestures, and relationships truly fascinate me. In portraiture, I feel the same way in composing the moment as I do in my art, IN the moment and ready with my trusty camera.
Hope you enjoy my creations including my musical composition.
© Kevin Donoghue Photography