My approach to photography is as a medium for making images. The camera is a tool, much like a paint brush or chisel. I do not wish to, nor can I reproduce reality. I must be content to make an interpretation of â€śwhat my eyes see and my mind envisionsâ€ť. One learns to look and see within the capabilities that the camera and the computer can accomplish.
There are those photographers who say they do not manipulate their photographic images. But manipulation begins as soon as one takes up the camera, by choosing subject, lenses, shutter speeds, ISO settings, and how one frames or crops the subject matter at hand. This is all before any computer work is done. A photograph purely mechanically recorded by the camera is machine made and is devoid of human elements of vision, interpretation and passion. I personally like to make images that are striking and contain an element of drama.