The action of pointing the camera at an object and depressing the shutter takes the moment of viewing the mundane to the level of visual archivist. The photograph becomes permanent witness to a finite moment in time.
A Macro Expressionist bears witness to the unseen.
A Macro Expressionist, through the process of discovery in the environment, reveals the infinite landscape of the undiscernible to the naked eye by means of close-up photography. However, more than bearing witness to a landscape hidden from the naked eye, a Macro Expressionist subjectively extracts from the environment content which is not completely representational.
Whereas a Macro photographer, in the purist form, aims to represent the minutea objectively – to portray a realistic depiction of the unseen – in a “big picture” kind of way, the aim of Macro Expressionism is to overlay the photographer’s visual aesthetic upon the micro environment to create a work of art representing the photographer’s point of view.
As a Macro Expressionistic photographer, my form of photography is meditative act. It is calming to sink into the viewfinder into a subject and discover imagery that I cannot see with my eyes alone. The result is a synthesis of my struggle to discover content, to overcome the limitations of my equipment and to express my point of view artistically.