As a photographer, I like to think my work will both evoke emotion and inspire its viewer. All of my images are in some way an expression of me, emanating a piece of my heart and my soul. A great photograph in my opinion, is one that brings to existence a tangible experience, drawing you in and telling a story. - April Higgins
I take photos for one simple reason, I love to. I want to capture the beauty in front of me, so that I may keep it timeless forever. When people look at my work I went them to see and feel my emotions, bask in the light emanating, from somewhere behind the glass and perhaps even spark a memory. My favorite part of presenting my work is to see the reactions on people’s faces.
The decisions I make in my pieces are based on finding the beauty in everyday life that others may overlook or think does not exist. The most striking attribute of my work, I think is my play with light and how it enhances and animates what I am photographing.
My current work expresses more of my creative side. It is reflecting more of what is becoming, “my style.” The main ingredients to making my style of photographs are, intriguing light, raw emotion, strong foreground presence, and last but not least a sense of depth. With my work I hope to frame a small piece of myself to share with all who look upon it.
I am a relative “newbie” to upstate New York (Capital District), having moved here in 2012. But I am not a newbie to photography. I’ve been “ behind the camera” for decades, and, now retired, there is more time to hone my craft. I am loving my Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark III and macro photography is my passion. I also enjoy experimenting with post-processing techniques in Topaz, NIK and recently ADP Luminar. I approach my images like a song: Sometimes you sing the melody…sometimes the harmony…and sometimes you just put your own spin on it.
Bob Ricketson is a lifelong resident of the Hudson Valley. He grew up in Saugerties and currently resides in Coxsackie.
Bob has been interested in photography since he was a teenager. He enjoys sharing his passion with members of a number of local camera clubs. Nature is his primary subject and provides a wealth of opportunities for photographs. Bob uses his photography to capture the beauty he finds around him to keep the memories for himself and to share with others.
More of his work can be seen at https://bobricketsonphoto.zenfolio.com/