I have been shooting for half my life or more. More of my art photography can be viewed at http://www.bethherzhaft.com
My commercial photography can be viewed at http://www.herzco.com
I am exhibited widely and am in several public and private collections.
I lfeel after doing this for many years that I finally am working with my own "voice". I hope you consider buying this eminently reasonably priced work now -
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THE INDECISIVE MOMENT.
For the last two years I have been working on a series that I call "area
photography". The subject matter I gravitate toward is unspectacular, and
the images are a mischievous reaction to "epic" photography. In area
photography there is no "decisive moment": what is captured is a comma
rather than an exclamation point.
This series is an exploration of the ephemeral, the peripheral. Questions
are not answered; the story is implied but never spelled out. The images are
not symbolic but merely present. The ambivalence I feel regarding the
"monumental" or "significant" in art creates a tension between meaning and
meaninglessness that is expressed in this work.
I work in found situations and with objects already present in the scene.
Others may see fit to "de-ordinarize" their imagery, engineer it to produce
a surreal or unfamiliar effect. I reject this convention.
The aesthetic behind area photography is ancient. It is in the Japanese tea
ceremony, found poetry, flawed pottery. It is in the overlooked and the
rejected. The periphery is moved to the center.
Area photography simply says, "What about this?"
It is wisdom that sees the ordinary with amazement." – Lao Tzu