|About the Author|
|I am a professional photographer, writer and guide living in the State of Utah, in the heart of a unique and scenic desert region known as the Colorado Plateau. I chose nature photography as a way of capturing and sharing the beauty, power and fragility of wild places and the lives that inhabit them, so that those who have become mired in the human-made chaos may open their eyes to the wonders of the real world.|
As an artist, I hope to witness, experience and hopefully convey the awe and magic that can only be found in wilderness, and in particular those moments in time when nature and spirit transcend the manufactured reality of politics, wars, fashions, and mass media, to inspire the raw emotion and primal joy that lie dormant within each of us.
I am often asked about the visual qualities of my work and how they relate to the elusive concept of "reality." I strongly believe that photography is the most restrictive of the visual arts but at the same time also has the potential to make the most impact with the viewer for one simple reason: photographs have a binding connection with real events, real elements, real light and real moments in time. Any obvious departure from these realities may cause an image to be dismissed outright, regardless of any other aesthetic qualities it may possess.
I believe that the photographic artist's tools are primarily well-crafted composition and careful adjustments of the captured image within very narrow margins.
My goal is to produce images that inspire without venturing outside the realm of the believable. The ability to imbue a photographic image with one's personal thoughts and emotions is to me what puts the "art" in Fine Art Photography.
To be clear, my images may well represent a personal interpretation that may differ from, extend, or even alter what others will regard as a strict documentary rendition of a scene. They are to be regarded as works of creative art, though they are always based on real elements, real light, and a real reverence for the subjects portrayed.
To see more of my work, please visit my web site at http://guytal.com.