I am self-motivated in my search and my influences are many. A welding trade, then attending UCOL SCHOOL of PHOTOGRAPHY, learning about history and its artists, the darkroom, developing film, design, marketing, presentation. Then 7 years later attended ELAM FINE ARTS at Auckland University, where my world was expanded exponentially, painting, drawing, printing, sculpture, moving image, philosophy, art history, research, experienced artists as teachers. Both of these schools gave me great confidence to expand on my interests
My work was initially the challenge to emulate photographic artists I had or was studying, to learn from them about the varying aspects of light, how to use and understand my camera, composition and the rules of its structure, and positioning, that what creates perspectives.
I enjoy photographing people, places, forms, and abstraction, but my drawing and painting are much different, in a sense that my training is much less and my research also, but my process and my method are very similar. I think of drawing like photography, both are inspired by the same thing and both can make use of the same rules
a line before it is a line is still a line, one first has to think............................................
OF DEVELOPING MY PRACTICE
like form and shade, repetition and position, people and places, color and thought.
like his mentors and their dedication to excellence, philosophy, with its ability to expand, and experience, that which builds upon itself.
not the only world with such prizes, but different ones with different prices.
art does cause change, on all levels in the individual and society
when out photographing I must be ready at all times and at times ready because I predict something will happen and I need to be ready. That perspective changes the way I experience the world, taking chances and testing my abilities, sometimes it works and when it does, for instance, a picture is made more so by a set of circumstances I can control mixed in with ONes I can't
the familiar world does not provide the principles of its own explanation, which principles must, therefore, unless the world be wholly irrational, be sort for elsewhere PHILOSOPHIA PERENNIS
what it all means nobody knows, its all idea
ART OFFERS A GREAT POTENTIAL, THE POTENTIAL OF CONTEMPLATION BY BEING A COMPLETELY USELESS OBJECT THE EMPTY VESSEL CAN BE FILLED WITH ANYTHING reminders of what we already know
like a hand mark, that proves we exist
Art the great chariot of idea,
like music that sees
MORE THAN ONE WORLD
today not the same as yesturday
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My work is in a process I call
A gentleman smoking a cig relaxing leaning thinking hat titled is passed in his imagination by a long-legged lady in a bell blue dress swinging a yellow bag in tune, to her step.
The moon rising the landscape unrolling under its great potential, wheels turning music playing camera clicking. In the distance a cross, an ideology a place of worship approached, 100km/hr, camera clicking it would be close and I wasn't stopping, if it was meant to be, it would.
ideas are objects
and objects ideas
COVID -19 2020 images torn time until time was not fragmented documentaries movies peering at the world from inside people community gardening earth gets its first holiday since the industrial revolution heal sadness question obligation a levelness proceeds
Noise all around, my mind a stir, streets no longer empty, man returns to his machine, devouring mountains
Thought of Cloud
2020 WOET EDWIN COVID-19
Title: Point to point on a trajectory into space exploration
Plinth X Alexandria Egyptian
Glass box and Mirror
White Rabbit Hand Painted