Browsing Archive: January, 2013

Complete Artists statement

Posted by Joe Lategan on Monday, January 28, 2013, In : Complete Artist statement 

ARTIST STATEMENT

My calling is to create FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHS of the moments I captured on camera, overwhelmingly to celebrate life, the most valuable privilege to share with the world now and with the generations to come. I want to leave behind split seconds and sometimes minutes of my blessed life on this most beautiful planet and universe. I am a creationist to the core and grow in faith with every image I capture. The images on display took years..even decades, thousands of kilometres, m...

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Photographs are meant to share

Posted by Joe Lategan on Monday, January 28, 2013, In : Photographs are meant to share 
Photography can help us reclaim and remember our identities as part of the natural world. To me capturing an image is an uncontrolable act of love, forcing me to travel, stop, look, and look again, to feel whatever it is that Im seeing, and perhaps even to assimilate some aspect of the scene into the core of my being. It is a way of saying; wait lets pay attention- I saw this, this moment, had this experience and it was important to me and it just might be important to you, the viewer, if you...

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Collaging

Posted by Joe Lategan on Monday, January 28, 2013, In : Collage 
With regards to composition, I sometimes collage multiple captures into a single image from time to time. These images will be labelled as collages. The goal of the collages is to expand the field of view represented in the image far beyond what a single capture can show, even when the photograph is created with the widest lens available. These collages have the added benefit of representing time as well as space. Because the different images that compose the final work are taken over a span ...
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Cloning of photos

Posted by Joe Lategan on Monday, January 28, 2013, In : Cloning images 
I also clone elements that I deem unnecessary or not aesthetically pleasing. These elements are rarely “trash” (empty cans and other litter as I can easily remove these prior to taking the photographs. Rather these elements are either natural features that I can modify in the original scene or elements that I did not “see” when I took the original captures. These for example include branches or twigs intruding into the borders of the image, patterns on textures that are incomplete or ...

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Why do I work or edit images.

Posted by Joe Lategan on Monday, January 28, 2013, In : Photo editing/ retouching 
I need to work on my photographs after I have captured the image to satisfy my creativity. For me, the creative aspect of photography starts mostly after the image had been recorded by the camera.There are exceptions during moments that are so perfect that nothing can alter or improve the moment that was captured. Otherwise it is then after the image have been captured that I’m able to infuse the image with the emotional content that I experienced while being at the location where I took th...

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Photography and conservation

Posted by Joe Lategan on Saturday, January 26, 2013, In : Photography and conservation 

My goal is to create FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHS that reminds people that we are loosing the memory of what makes nature natural. The animals and Indigenous plants make way for parking lots and office blocks. Clean blue skies are being choked by unwelcome molecules produced by man. Hearts that were beating in the chests of species for eons are going silent every day... for good.The natural world disappears as we humans live our modern lives that demand more and more resources to built homes and toys...

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About Me


Joe Lategan I am a extreme lover of the "creation", and hater of destruction thereof. Photography allows me to share in a deeper dimension than words with fellow men/women, my feelings in this regard. I am a inspirational speaker on the sustainability of the environment and and creation. On the other hand I present, consult and drive Cost leadership programs (including Disaster/ emergency preparedness and systems analysis,risk and ethics) for corporations