Organic Photography..Finding what was alway there.

As a photographer I am always pondering about my creativity and how it can work in my photography. There are so many photographers out there it is hard to not look like everyone else.  To be honest I do feel that I am different in how I approach my work. It is just sometimes it is to grand to even imagine the logistics.  Just this last week I was hit by a anvil of awareness. And man It rely metaphorically felt like one hit my creative side of my brain.  I was at work just doing what a mindless worker bee does. And came across a portrait that made me start thinking about how I could of done it differently. To just let you know I clean an office building and see many portraits on peoples desk. And most of these portraits are done by local photographers some candid done by themselves. but I digressing almost all of the images are not to bad to down right crap. And just feel so bad that these people actually paid for these images. But it is not there fault and also not even the photographers fault. It is like anything in the world not all of us can see beyond the box. And that is just part of the human psyche to work with what there imagination has. What I discovered was my new approach  to my work. Maybe I have already used this approach but not realize it. What I am trying to say is Organic photography. Not taking pictures of organic food at the local farmers market. But to do what is been done for hundreds of years. That is not to put people in a situation with props and backdrops. Then throw in some elements that really have nothing to do with the subject. Or have the subject in some scene that just does not speak who this person is. If the subject is placed into a unfamiliar environment. Then it is the photographers job to bring out the subjects personality.  What I would like to convey in my imagery is true art and show the person in the art as a individual. Not a mannequin in some dead looking pose.  I would like people to have images on there walls that express the subject as who they really are. Or showing the subject in a natural scene. Where there just minding there own business and enjoying life. It's my job to make the subject comfortable enough that they forget I am even there.  Well before I posted this new blog entry I did a little milling around on the web. And found some images of classic paintings. Cause I feel the classic portrait painters really understood what I am trying to convey here. Not even the classical painters but modern to. It take years to work on being a very good painter. And hours and hours to paint these pictures. And just to let you all know I am an artist .And have drawn and painted with Oil and acrylic. And when I retire I will be picking up the brush and leave a body of work before I die. Because to be honest my images will fall in the void of time. But maybe just maybe my paintings will last awhile. Ok last note to end this seamlessly endless rambling. Is that it is easy to pick up a camera and take a ok picture. And at the same time it is easy to draw a stick figure also. But it takes a true skilled artist to create a beautiful painting. And a true artist to make a stunning photograph....Okey Dokey here are some images I found of the web....

take care and have a wonderful week.