Last week, I found the artist Aaron Kotowski. I found him from the website where I also found Calvin Lockwood (www.wonderfulmachine.com/specialty/conceptual/usa/photographer/aaronkotowski). Last week, I needed help with an idea. I was lost. I was searching through websites trying to fid something I liked. However, nothing popped up. I had the idea to go back to the website that I looked at a few weeks ago (url above). I saw this image and wanted to do something similar to it.
Aaron Kotowski has a really nice website, with beautiful images. www.aaronkotowski.com/Artist.asp?ArtistID=9937&Akey=G4YBGL8X
His style is similar to what I have been researching over the past couple of months, so I'm glad that I found his work. He focuses on the shadows and highlights, and also the overlay style to add a soft-light to give it that 3-D, painterly mix photograph. But what makes his work unique to previous artists, is that he has a lot of conceptual work. But it is a must that you check out his website. He shoots all kinds of photography. After looking at many websites over the past few months, his definitely stands out.
By Aaron Kotowski
Aaron Kotowski is a graduate of The Rochester Institute of Technology with a BFA in Professional Photographic Illustration. He has a quote on his website that I like, "My goal is to not make images you see, but images you feel". This is a interesting quote, and a successful "goal" in life. He is an award winning artist and he has worked in advertising and documentary work for Land Rover, Caserta Design and Arrive Magazine just to name a few.
I had a shoot last Friday, and here is the result. I will talk more about the image on Wednesday in my idea/concept blog.
Experience, 20"x30" Digital Photograph. 2009. By John Cameron