“Enlightenment is not imagining figures of light but making the darkness conscious.” Carl Gustav Jung  A great photograph is one that motivates emotionally, it contains a sincerity in both conception and execution that comes from deep within. My creative motivation stems from shooting mostly in available light as well as a study of the way light, or the lack of light , can transform the atmosphere of a scene. For me this transformation also signifies depth, taking the mundane and turning it into something dramatic, other worldly . The trees, in the dramatic landscapes with interesting sky speak to me. The shapes and gestures tell distinct stories. My portraits are treated as a cinematic moment. Capturing again something deeper than what is seen on the surface. The work is shot with both digital and film, and on occasion i add extra textures to the images. My appreciation of light and the way it transforms people and objects encourages my expression as an artist, revealing and penetrating every time I create an image that compels and draws from the soul.
 © d kelly photography 2014 - 2016