There is a lot of variety and scope to the things I enjoy photographing, and the way I create a finished image.
In this particular grouping of images I gathered for Art Docs Magazine, I wanted to share an abstract approach to my landscapes with an urban abstract tossed in for good measure. My photography is not some emotional relationship or depiction of emotional turmoil or drama, but rather the simple act of seeing. Of giving myself yet another good reason to get out into the open spaces, not only to enjoy the good fortune of being able to do so, but to create interesting compositions that an appreciative audience might also enjoy. I look for interesting interaction of shapes, as defined by both contrast and texture, and then, I will often apply some experimental process to the image, either in camera via filtration, or, digital manipulation in post production. When a composition works well, I find it an interesting strategy to employ various ways, of manipulation an image, particularly in post production. The result of this strategy will often times be very different imagery, created from the same file, or a different file, but of the same composition. At times it seems almost scientific, to apply different variables, to the same constant, and look at the various versions, to see which turned out the best. When taking the image, I never truly know, what the end result might be, until I have worked a group of images, ‘ through post ‘. The completed images, sometimes look pop artish, like a tribute to Warhol, or very abstract, or even very soft and painterly, like a Monet. Sometimes, all of these aesthetic results will be realized, from the same original image. It’s a fun thing for me to do, and to do it this way.
About Craig Scoffone
Craig Scoffone is a fine art photographer working in the San Francisco Bay Area. Craig has had a long working career as a portrait and commercial photographer, having worked for many ‘ Silicon Valley ‘ companies over the years. But he’s at his most unique, in creating the fine art works, of local and regional landscape, urban abstracts, and a truly compelling portfolio of the figure. [Official Website]