Thoughts on the Art of Photography

Our involvement in photography goes back to the days of the Argus C3 and slides of Kodachrome. With careers in traditional darkroom processing, and graphic arts, our interest in photography accelerated when digital imaging became a reality.

Betty had worked in portrait processing for several years. Not only did she process film and prints, much of her work was hand retouching and coloring prints. Bob had been involved in all types of printing including four color process and book production. His experience began with Hallmark Cards when Joyce Hall, the founder, was still actively involved. In those days, each of us was able to learn about fine art and the human experience with art.

After several years of visiting most major art museums in the world and a career of printing fine art images, we decided to narrow our photographic efforts to fine art photography. The advent of digital imaging has allowed us to make expressions in a way that we couldn’t achieve before.

Art has many interpretations and may be interpreted in different ways from the artist’s view. If it is unique to the viewer and evokes emotion, a memory, an experience, a statement or comment made, a belief or any other involvement, then we believe art has achieved its purpose.

Even though the digital process of imaging has opened new doors of opportunity, our thoughts are the same as it is for all technology. We must not fall in love with the technology itself because surely it will change. The technologies we use are merely tools as is the author’s pen and the painter’s brush. We must always strive to understand the message and result of our efforts and what purpose that result serves.

We feel an image can emit a poetic representation and in presenting these images there are a few comments of thoughts and feelings about each post.  It is our intent to present only a few selected images representing a theme.

This website is for display only for friends and lovers of fine art photography. We hope you enjoy seeing the images and reading about them.

Betty and Bob Johnson

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