“The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery. I see around me what touches my soul and there be begins the engagementof photography that inspires me.”
“Visions of nature come to me in everyday life. I see not only beauty, but a sense of wonder and mystery calling to me daily. It is the less obvious visions of nature, people, animals or landscape that interest me the most. Once involved in the creative process, the world around me disappears momentarily. Whether it’s the movement of a dancer, the connection from the eye of a horse, or the light peeking through one of my orchids at sunrise, there is a something drawing me in, continuously influencing me to create. Just so, I photograph.”
“I use photography as a means of self -expression. It is my way of connecting with one of the most magnificent things in the universe,that of nature. While observing my subjects in their natural habitat, nature is able to create such beautiful things because it understands the importance of balance and harmony. Being in a state of balance and harmony is essential for inner peace. When together in my own inner peace, my view of nature is then represented to you, the viewer. Photography is not where you are, but rather how you see it. How you choose to view my photography is up to you. Hopefully you will find inspiration or be aroused by the mood or imagery.”
“My choice of subject comes from chance as well as intuition and/or well-planned footsteps. Sometimes, my subjects even come from my dreams I seek the unknown and I look for the light with in the shadows. I search for the ‘road less taken’ to view things differently. I photograph people while looking them directly in their eyes, always curious about what lays behind their eyes. Much of my photography is reminiscent to Impressionistic Photography. I use slow shutter speeds and double exposures to explore and show movement and the modulation of time as it passes from past to present and to future. I have recently begun to work with landscapes, attempting to illustrate abstract, and evocative scenery as a motif to epitomize the idea of imagined space, a reminder that what I create through the view finder is only real to me.”
These are a few of Francine Roger’s pieces -please click the thumbnail for a larger view.