Radiant and Broadview

Lew Cadkin

$180 ea.

There is magic in capturing a moment that will never exist in exactly the same way again. Changing light and shadow define the form and texture of a subject. The way shape, color, texture, and shadow, exist in a specific light and at a specific time, define what we see.

Each observer also brings their own life experience to an image. The feeling that an image evokes, also determines what we see. When we look at an Ansel Adams landscape, or a Vivien Maier street photograph, they evoke a feeling. The photographs create a feeling by telling a story using light. Light falling on the unique characteristics of a subject, defines the subject in that moment.

My current focus is on industrial and architectural subjects. They sit unadorned, basking in the changing atmosphere. Industrial settings exhibit a contradiction of forms. They show organic shapes standing near or within angular structures.

My work represents different ways that light and shadow reveal essence. This awareness prompts the thinking behind how I photograph a subject. It also informs image decisions on color vs black and white printing. My intent is to convey complex subjects with clarity and simplicity.

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