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I often think how much easier it is to photograph a subject than it would be to draw it by hand. Painters have an amazing, God-given talent which they can use to create their vision on canvas. Photographers merely need to press the shutter button. To me, however, photography is the more difficult medium in which to express my vision because I am able to record only what I can frame in my viewfinder. Paintings, however, are created with a free reign to the artist to develop their theme. They paint until the image reaches perfection. The only resource in a photographer's arsenal is light and the absence of light. Using light is the sole means by which to achieve our desired result. I think that is the major difference between painting and picture taking - and what makes photography the more challenging medium in which to achieve one's artistic vision.

My photographs are presented as recordings of light and shadow - conceived at the moment of exposure. All the creativity involved in capturing the perfect light and the patience needed to recognize it when you see it is encased in that shot forever. While creating fine art through photography I do not feel I have the freedom to alter images after exposure. The camera is an extension of my eye and it is the sole instrument by which I am able to capture the beauty and splendor of the world around me.

© Copyright 2013 by Alan Feinberg. None of the photographs on this site are in the public domain.

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