James Pierce, Portland, ME Member Since March 2011 Artist Statement I made a remark on my Facebook page to the effect that "real photographers still shoot film." That was a little facetious, as I do own and work with a digital camera. The bulk of my work is still done with film cameras,which include two medium format and one 4x5. Most of my work reflects a love of landscapes, seascapes, ships and travel. Since attending college in Maine I have always been drawn to its beauty and now live in Portland.
Photography has been a major passion and avocation of mine for over forty years. I consider myself somewhat of a minimalist in technique because while I rely heavily on Photoshop as a darkroom tool I avoid image manipulation and the use of special effects filters. that being said, I do employ a judicious use of some filters when I feel they are needed. My view of these is like that of spices in cooking; a little goes a long way.