Photo art can have many definitions. To me, anything that started life as a photograph qualifies. In my art I draw from my own shots, textures, writing, and more to develop an image that evokes a feeling, tells a tale, engages and challenges the viewer.

Photography in it's purest form is the art of exclusion. The photographer composes the shot to draw attention to the subject by consciously excluding elements from the scene. Zooming, changing angles, adjusting exposure, aperture and shutter speed are all tools that aid the exclusion of things.

Painting (art), when created upon a blank canvas is the art of inclusion. Nothing exists upon the canvas, save what the artist has deliberately created.

Photo art is a unique blending of the two disciplines, and thus a new and interesting balance between inclusion and exclusion.

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