Tim Slaven

I have been around professional photographs since a child.  My Father was a photographer in WWII doing USO and political things, so we had in our home large format black and whites of Winston Churchill, Charles DeGaulle as well as non-war scenes of France and Corsica .  While he did not pursue a career in photography after the war, it kindled an interest in my ability to make similar images. When it was my turn to go to war, I bought my first SLR in Vietnam and a book on composition and began shooting anything that I thought was interesting in Southeast Asia , Australia and three years living in Europe . During the 80’s and 90’s I got away from photography but the digital SLR and Photoshop brought me back about six years ago. I find great pleasure in observing how early morning and evening light transforms often the ordinary into things of beauty or interest and than trying to create an image of how I felt at that moment. In trying to create a mood, I don’t hesitate to use masks, filters, blur or effects that express the mood.  I’m attracted to old or ageless natural images, vehicles, buildings, water, clouds, fog and find I’m seeing more in monochrome recently.  I find equal joy in making the image and editing the image. My goal is to create a mood in the image that somehow communicates how the image or moment made me feel. www.timslavenimages.com

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