Light, textures, patterns, and forms whether natural or man-made... their interaction is what inspires my photography.
I am a self-taught photographer. My fascination with photography started over 50 years ago in my father’s small darkroom that was tucked under the basement stairs. There I learned the processing techniques and chemistry that made the pictures magically appear out of apparent thin air onto the paper. This is what probably put me on an education path for a BS in Chemistry from Rensselaer and an initial career as a Chemist. During many outings with my father, he taught me how to use my first camera, an Argus 33, to compose the photograph and in the darkroom get the image that I envisioned in my head onto the photographic paper. As I have grown older and technology has advanced, with some reluctance I traded in my film camera of 30 years, a Mamiya RB67, and transitioned into the digital age. A new set of photographic tools needed to be learned, computer software replaced chemicals, memory cards replaced film, but the basics remain the same.
Architecture and cars have always drawn my attention. When I look back at my photographic journey, these two subjects have made up the majority of my work and still do.
The three elements of light, texture and form still inspire me to keep producing images that I hope inspire, fascinate and please those who take the time to look at and enjoy them as much as I do.
The following quote from Ansel Adams has always struck a cord with me.
“When I see something I react to it and I state it, and that's the equivalent of what I felt. So I give it to you as a spectator, and you get it or you don't get it, but there's nothing on the back of the print that tells you what you should get.”
This feeling is what I try to bring to my photographic art as I try to see and portray my subjects from a different perspective. I want to give my artist vision to the subject I am working with rather than offer a documentary portrayal. Often my wife, Judy, will ask “what are you looking at” when I shoot some of my photos and many “what is it”? She is my main source of feedback and my biggest supporter.
My images have won awards and have been exhibited locally, in the United States and Internationally.
I am a member of the Marblehead Arts Association, Swampscott Arts Association, Greater Lynn Photographic Association, Gallery at Lynn Arts (GALA) and the Photographic Society of America as well as an Administrator of the Archiminimal Facebook group.
To view more of my images or to pucrhase an image, please visit my web site
Thank you for your interest in my photography.
Larry A. Dunn