Light is Where You Find It

Light is Where You Find It, originally uploaded by Stephen Foster.

I’ve noticed that many of my most satisfying photographs were made in and around my home. We often have the idea that the exotic is the better subject for our efforts. It’s probably a natural way of thinking – I think the familiar is so familiar that we tend to overlook it. One benefit of using our most familiar surroundings for art is a renewed appraisal of the value of what we have.

When my photography achieves the status of art it is as a recognition of the presence of light.


About Stephen Foster

I have been pressing a camera to my face since I was twelve years old; if you look closely, you can see the marks. View all posts by Stephen Foster

One response to “Light is Where You Find It

  • Kraig

    I find I have a hard time looking for subjects to photograph when I’m someplace really familiar to me. It makes it a lot easier when I’m someplace completely new.

    But maybe I should be looking for light instead of subjects to photograph, clearly that can make for a good photo.

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