Artist StatementPhotography allows me both the ability to preserve fleeting moments in time and a means of self-expression. It enables me to communicate my interpretation of the world not always as it is, but as I would like to see it. I am attracted by shapes, patterns, and textures found in the natural and man-made worlds. It is the co-existence and interaction between these environments, enhanced through the interplay of light and the changing seasons, that inspire my appreciation. My photographs capture forever the transitory alignment of these elements. The conception of each image takes place long before the shutter closes. Every aspect is purposeful: the selection between film or digital method of capture, the choice of visual elements to comprise the scene, and the perseverance required while I anticipate the absolute moment to record it. At this point, the technical aspects of photography are complete. Now the artist within must come to the forefront. A transformation occurs through a combination of specialized skill and creative vision. Subtle yet precise digital manipulations of the image shape the scene to reveal its essence. The print is the ultimate reward of the photographic process where the image becomes tangible, something to be felt and with which to connect.
I am a currently exhibiting Washington, D.C. artist and specialize in mural size fine art prints for use in commercial & residential art installations. My work encompasses subjects ranging from new perspectives on many historic Washington, D.C. monuments, to abstract art images captured with large format film.
Primarily I create independent works, however when interest's align, I accept commissions to create original works for client. I have a special interest in projects involving urban landscapes and architectural subjects.
Copyright + Licensing:
Most imagery is available for print and electronic licensing. Please contact me to inquire about licensing reproduction rights: greg@GregoryOhanlon.com