Michael Aguilar, San Diego Member Since October 2007 Artist Statement I have been into photography since the early 70's. shooting anything and everything that moved or didn't with my Minolta SRT 101 35 mm SLR! I believe that I have found my niche with landscapes. For the last 20 years that is what I have enjoyed shooting most.
I love the challenge of shooting great landscapes, and trying to capture the beauty at that moment in time of these magnificent places.
Whether on a walk around the block, or on a trip to some exotic locale, I love to bring my vision of the land, and nature to others for them to enjoy in there own special way!
As a musician I feel a special tie to the digital medium. Just as with recording 35mm film as with analog tape was the standard and there has been much criticism of the warmth or lack there of of digital music and imagery.
I try to put that back into every photo that I shoot. I believe the warmth comes from within each artist at that very instant that a photo is taken. You as the audience get to see a glimpse of what the artist was seeing and thinking for one brief moment in their lives.
It is the kinship that we feel when we view a photograph that ties us to the artist for life, and says to the world I have a friend out there somewhere that sees the world as I do, even if only for a fleeting moment.
That is the power of photography. I thank you for stopping by, and if you should decide to purchase one of my works, I hope that it brings you half as much joy as I had shooting it!
I invite your friends and family to visit me at http://mikesmedia.imagekind.com/ mikeshots today! I look forward to hearing from you...