Ever wonder how the word photograph came to be? Many words spoken today in the English language were derived from Latin or Ancient Greek. In Greek, “phos” means “light” where “graph” refers to a Greek word which means “to draw”. In essence, a photograph is a drawing made with light. My continued experimentation with impressionistic photography is based on this whole concept…drawing with light.
One of my greatest inspirations since taking up my photographic adventures five years ago is the late great Canadian photographer Courtney Milne. An amazing photographer…an amazing man. The following images were inspired by the works of Courtney Milne.
Much like the old impressionist paintings of Monet and others, these impressionistic photographic images lend themselves to interpretation and imagination. Not everyone will like them and some even say that impressionism has passed. I would like to believe that there are still some out there that love a mystery and a story that sometimes isn’t simply “black and white” . I would describe these impressionistic images as an exercise of the imagination. I hope you enjoy them!