Each moment in time is a document in itself. When I take photographs I know that the light may never be the same again on a stationery subject like a landscape or a building. I will likely never get the same results of something moving. The quest to get the best photo of the most interesting subject is why I keep going back for more. Add to that the history of people and how they lived, the cultures they were part of, and a specific time in history compel me to create a photo documentary that may stand the test of time.
I have been taking photos for 20 years. In the beginning I took photos of everything and realized that my style was obtaining close, tight shots of people and objects. I am drawn to ghost signs and graffiti, which I guess is “other people’s art” but take photos of wildlife in our national parks as well as compelling landscapes. That is not hard to find in Big Sky Country.
A more comprehensive representation of my photographs can be viewed at http://jmelliottphotography.zenfolio.com/ Be sure to scroll down to see the train graffiti and landscapes. I trust you won’t be disappointed.