Still Life

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Still Life

A recent discussion on Fine Art America’s forums and the terrible weather outside has reinvigorated my interest in the fine art photo still life. Still life photography by Edward M. Fielding

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Codex Lethalis

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Codex Lethalis

Recently licensed this creepy image via my agent Arc Angel Images for use as the cover of the thriller by Pierre-Yves Tinguely on the “Mature” versions of the book on sale in France.

Cover art by photographer Edward M. Fielding

Book fans can order a print or canvas of the original artwork here: http://fineartamerica.com/featured/creepy-hooded-skull-edward-fielding.html

Daybreak

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Daybreak

“Daybreak” – copyright by Edward M. Fielding

This image of a rural farm and striking red barn with setting sun in the Fishtail, Montana area is a good example of unexpected gold when one is looking for subjects to shoot. We were staying in Red Lodge Montana after touring the Beartooth Highway region including Cooke City and Silver Gate on the edge of Yellowstone National Park. On a tip from the innkeeper we set out with some sketchy directions known only to our driver.

Unfortunately the simple directions didn’t seem to pan out and we never did find that “amazing canyon area”. But luckily I had the fortitude to risk ticking off the car load of family members with requests to pull over. I got a number of useable rural landscape shots, probably more than we would have gotten in the mysterious canyon.

It just goes to show you that life is a journey and one really doesn’t want to race to the finish line. The real living and photographing happens along the way.

“Daybreak” by fine art photographer Edward M. Fielding is available as prints and framed art via Society6. http://society6.com/EdwardMFielding/Daybreak-Square-Format_Print#1=45

Old Ford on Zatista Fine & Contemporary Art

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Old Ford on Zatista Fine & Contemporary Art

Edward M. Fielding offering limited editions available through Zatista Fine & Contemporary Art.

“Every day we’re hard at work building a company that provides you with the absolute best possible art buying experience out there. We believe buying original art should be exciting, fun, and incredibly easy. The art we present to you is from hand selected artists and galleries, affordable, and always of the highest quality.”

I’ve partnered with Zatista to bring out a limited edition of select prints. Unlike reproductions found on Fine Art America, these are artist proofs limited to an edition of 75 in a 16×16 inch square format.

Mirror Mirror

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Mirror Mirror

What does one do when nature offers up one of its own?

This poor bird broke its neck with a thud against my window. In death this tragic result of not being able to differentiate reflection from reality was sad yet beautiful at the same time. Song birds represent fragility of our natural world. They are often the victims of cats, cars, windows and larger birds. In some countries people actually catch and eat these tiny birds by the dozens in a single sitting.

I saw this death as an opportunity to capture some of the fading beauty. This image available on Saatchi Art takes a single black and white capture of the bird, mirrors it, not unlike the mirror effect that lead to its demise.

Fiction

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Fiction

“Fiction, 2014” by Edward M. Fielding

My black and white composite piece “Fiction” is my interpretation of an author suffering from “writer’s block”. Something just isn’t going right for this poor fellow.

Certainly we’ll all had experiences when the creativity doesn’t flow when we want it too. I usually solve mine with a walk of the dog, a hot shower, flipping through magazines or watching a movie. Probably most of my good ideas come from the relaxing hot water in the shower.

When I first got back in to photography after a long absence while raising my young son, I like most people I suppose, was challenged to find subjects to photograph. Flowers, the dog, my immediate surroundings, these were the obvious choices.

I wasn’t until a bit later in my photography journey that I started to see stories and started to create more of a cinematic approach to my work. This just open up endless possibilities to the point where now I rarely have “writer’s block”.

I typically have several ideas for photographs in my mind just waiting for the right prop to come in from Ebay or the right weather conditions, the right time or simply the willing model.

My new Visual Poetry series has opened up new creative possibilities because often the elements needed to create these mufti-layered images have already been shot and are sitting on my hard drive. Its just a matter of remembering, finding and piecing together the elements of the puzzle that becomes the final image.