Nature Consortium is featuring local photographer Rich Fought who is donating all proceeds of his show to Nature Consortium! Plus one of our favorite bands that jams in Green Belt for restoration parties, KlezterBalm – a Klezmer group with Talia Toni Marcus fiddle, Marc Smason trombone, and Benson Smith clarinet will engage the senses from 7-8pm, check them out at http://www.myspace.com/klezterbalm
Rich Fought Artist Statement-
“Street photography to me is the art of capturing and exposing touching, thought-provoking moments of simple reality that we are surrounded by every day, but don’t typically register as they often get lost in the background noise of existence. These images have the power to remind us of our own humanity – joy, frailty, exuberance, reflection; the entire myriad of qualities that we all share.
Having only been pursuing photography seriously for 2-3 years now, I have found that shooting street naturally aligns with many of my own traits – a persistent wanderlust; fascination with the sheer variety found in urban environments, a predilection to quiet observation and the desire to create. I also affords me the opportunity to interact with my environment when the urge strikes me.
I work with basic digital equipment and post-processing software. I am self-taught and try to learn something new with every piece. Some pieces flow very quickly, while others I dote over for weeks. My philosophy is to shoot, shoot and shoot some more; often with street photography the subject of focus at the time is but one piece of a larger story that unfolds when viewing the image later.”