• I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way - things I had no words for. - Georgia O'keeffe

  • I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape. Something waits beneath it; the whole story doesn't show. - Andrew Wyeth

  • Nature will bear the closest inspection. She invites us to lay our eye level with her smallest leaf, and take an insect view of its plain. - Thoreau


Photography is about feeling, not simply looking or clicking. It's about being present behind the viewfinder - whatever you need photographed, be it a special occasion or something special for your walls, I will interpret and deliver a beautiful image.


Bold headshots and stunning portraits for professionals to use on business cards, corporate websites or print materials.

Real Estate and Residential

Architectural photography creating dramatic images of exterior and interior views for architects, designers, builders, property management firms, hotels and restaurants.

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Tenets of Macro Expressionism
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In my rush to publish a Manifesto of Macro Expressionism I identified 7 core elements for my approach to the style of macro photography I focus on. The tenets may seem redundant on the surface... Read More


carlin felder. abstract photography, macro photographyI’m a digital photographer whose primary style of photography is Macro Expressionism. And just what is Macro Expressionism?


It’s a conceptual style of abstract Macro photography which focuses on photographing a subject close-up, but it deviates from the hyper-realistic macro style used by mainstream photographers (photo-realistic bugs for example) by emphasizing what is important in the photographer’s frame at the moment.


Macro Expressionism isn’t concerned with the representation of the object as a whole. The focus is on mood, color, form, how light affects shapes by adding depth and atmosphere to the objects within the frame.


My inspiration comes from being an abstract painter and the love of a good Color Field painting or a wonderfully seductive use of paint which was the hallmark of the Abstract Expressionists. 


For more info, the posts linked below explore the topic further:

A Macro Expressionist Is…

Macro Expressionism, The Manifesto



Macro Expressionism, Manifesto of Expressionism in Macro Photography – A short publication on my style of macro photography.

Abstract Macro Photography ebook on Blurb.com – features about 15 images, a few of my favorite quotes from notable artists/photographers and 3 pages of notes on the style


Work for Sale: You can buy from www.Saatchiart.com/carlinfelder they offer an easy way to buy prints and have them shipped directly to you.

I do sell my photos to collectors, interior design or architectural firms, and print on archival quality paper. You can contact me here at any time.


Education: Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of North Texas – Painting and Drawing


Photo Gear: Canon 7D, the 50D has become inoperable unfortunately, Canon 50MM lens, Tokina 11-16 Wide Angle, Canon 40MM lens, Kenko Extension tubes