Richard Civico, Montreal Member Since April 2009 Artist Statement I love taking photographs! A long standing interest in photography led me to acquire a small collection of cameras. After publicly stating, more than once, that I much preferred using film-based cameras I finally acquired a digital SLR and immersed myself in digital photography. Thousands of photos later I now wonder why I waited so long and also wonder what I should do with my unused, and expired, rolls of film.
I am inspired by the awesome beauty of the world and the simple wonders of nature. God's beautiful creation is everywhere but many of us take it for granted and don't really see it. In searching for beautiful scenes, we often convince ourselves that 'beauty' is somewhere else - 'over there'. I love to explore the world around me searching for beauty in places close to home. I try to capture moments in time, small pieces of the amazing world around us and make it available to others to enjoy and appreciate. I also enjoy manipulating an image on my computer, much like a painter uses a brush, combining and enhancing to create something new.