My focus in art is in the pictorial panoramic landscape. In 1948 S.D Jouhar defined a pictorial photograph as “mainly an aesthetic symbolic record of a scene plus the artist’s personal comment and interpretation, capable of transmitting an emotional response in the mind of the receptive spectator. It should show originality, imagination, unity of purpose, a quality of repose and have an infinite quality about it.”
Many panoramic cameras and methods have been revolutionized over the years culminating with the digital camera along with software and hardware for the home computer to produce large pictorial panoramic objects of art from home.
In the beginning, my pictorial panoramas felt the tyranny of the landscape, that is, I felt limited by the making of pictures of a “place”. I am now reliant on the strategies of making art with photographs. The strategies for my pictorial panoramas, includes multiple photograph panoramas and image manipulation. Through this image, I am able to create a unique visual pictorial panoramic landscape that is striking in presentation and acts as a catalyst to trigger the viewer to see nature’s landscape from a new perception.