Richard Pearson Photography | About

Hi and my gratitude for the interest you've shown in my work.  Right off I'd like to convey that my photography comes to be through spontaneity. At this point in my life (nearly 60) there'll be no deep, soul searching artist or life statement here. If it's cloudy shoot dark and moody. If it's sunny, shoot bright and optimistic. If it's night,  I'll surely bring along that tripod. Some find that candor refreshing, with others, not so much. (where's the message, the grit?) For me, art, as in life, will have many more possibilities and rewards when all venues and avenues are left open and uncomplicated. So, pick your subject, stand in the right spot, work with the light if necessary and then fire away..

I'll convey, that for me, a great photograph will usually coax an internal, silent response from the viewer. What I admire is that "one" photograph you come across now and then that compels conversation. One that urges you to show it to someone else. Fact is, the best and most prolific of artists are usually remembered for just one or two of their works. Like, say, a Campbell's soup can.. 

To wrap up this brief moment, I'm certain photography will always, inherently, raise complex questions concerning subject, light and life. Yet complex only if one chooses to see it that way. So, I imagine most dedicated photographers are out in the unending pursuit of those elusive answers, all the while allured by the addicting task of contemplating just where and when to release that shutter..