Ali Mostoufi, San Francisco Member Since June 2009 Artist Statement I came to photography in middle school in the early 1980s, taking 35mm photos using my classic Canon F-1 SLR —a habit that continued and something I will keep close to my heart. Today, I am mostly shooting with medium format camera.
Photography is more than a medium for factual communication of ideas. It is a creative art. Photography is constantly reminding us how wondrous and beautiful the world we live in truly is. It often urges us to take another look at the ordinary things around us in a new light, revealing a quiet beauty in even the most mundane of places, people and objects.
Feeding my creative soul - As one of my favorite instructors once said: Art is anything that one can getaway with! No holding back. When it comes to creativity, I am in constant search for new ideas or medias that can help shape and capture my imagination. I also believe that the joyous part happens while conducting the act of art and the final result (picture) is the evidence of all that great energy used during the process.