Ralph Kristopher | So Much To Say

So Much To Say

May 05, 2012  •  1 Comment

 Considering it is all about communication, sharing and tearing down boundaries, barriers and walls I have a lot to say, a lot to share show and tell.  And although it may be presumptuous to assume you care perhaps I should just allow you to make that decision and put it out there. I suppose if I were asked about my photography I would likely give some long drawn out explanation of my philosophy that everything is connected, boundaries don't exist, and we are here to share, create and explore; which perhaps is off topic.  Images from me, I'm trying to pull you in, to show you but more importantly for you to feel and know. R.K.Mongolia (240 of 273)

My travels in Mongolia and China are to be the topics of future blogs if not publication.  It takes a solid year just to process such a long soak in another cultural cooking pot.  I have emerged with much for myself, but perhaps also for those who are interested in knowing themselves.

Big news: Ive switched to Canon.  This website contains mostly Nikon Film and Digital images, all of Mongolia and China were shot on a D700, the rest are mostly film originals.  The Canon system is allowing me to grow as a photographer and although I miss somethings about the Nikon I know I have made a good decision for myself.   I am also excited to announce an upcoming show of prints as promised.  I am aiming for the fall of 2012 for such a show and will contain special extremely limited signed prints.  Its going to be the start of several different shows, as I plan to share my love for several different genres. 

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Often people will ask me what I like to take pictures of, whats my genera or subject.  "Yea right!  As if Im interested in just one thing."  I feel photography is like music in someways, it has a flow, it has a feel, a beat, a rhythm and of course all works have some kind of composition!  As an artist Im interesting in expressing the given moment with upmost care, attention to technical options that best express or that best pass along knowledge realized from that moment.  Its not really about being perfect, out of focus from an artists perception is fair game, as exposure helps make sure you see what I want you to see so you can feel what ever it is you are going to feel.  To answer the question though: I love photojournalism, its the most fun for me, I love to interact with my environment and tell you the story I see.  Fine Art photography is so difficult to pin down, totally subjective and for me my favorite images fall into a category I call abstract but then again photography is always an abstract.  Adrenaline sports rock my world, as a photographer and an athlete the adventures and the challenges in this genre of photography excite and fulfill me in a very unique way.  Its a symbiosis of athlete and photographer that is so unique.RalphKristopher (125 of 169)

Music has a rhythm and so does the act of photography.  Your subject has a beet, a flow of movement, expression and perhaps even emotion.  These patterns are fractal and in accordance to the natural ebb and flow of all things.  If you tap into your subjects deeply enough you will know when the moment will come, when the shutter should drop, and if your an artist you will know what else to do.  So also musicians are a ton of fun to work with, of all kinds!  People love good photos of themselves so its always just fun and rewarding to capture personalities, moments for everyone to hold on to declare as their own in some way.

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So Im curious, this has been a ramble and although honestly I'm not convinced many people will care, but if you made it this far what do you think about it all.  Please don't be shy lay it on us!   I will write some more, and perhaps next time if I'm in the mood in a much more focused manner.  After all I have So Much To Say!

rock on

-rk

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Rob Burgess(non-registered)
So much to say is right. Wow. I am moved. Hard to put into words. Each picture grabs me in a different way, like the detail of the guy's hat just above. I happen to be looking out of my house through clean windows today and thanks to you looking at images through the clarity of your vision and through the doors that your words begin to open. This is inspiring. Thank you for it. Keep it up and remember that you touch many people for any one person who comments (just like teachers do). I hope to see and share more. ..Meanwhile (turning inspiration into action takes me a while) the great image that I keep thinking of wistfully is the one I "found" of that little sliver of a moon among the curving tree branches. Thank you ralph kristopher. rob b.
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