Fine Art Photography

by Mark Gilvey

Welcome to my fine art photography website. This is my playground for pursuing what drove me to become a photographer in the first place. It is my creative outlet. I’m not trying to degrade my commercial photography work by saying that. In my commercial work, I have to be creative on-demand and take direction from art directors. Here, on MGFAP, it’s all me and I can take the time I need to work through the creative process.

For example, how many times have you taken a photo and thought it was finished? Then later realized that it didn’t really say everything you wanted. Going deeper, how many times have you processed an image and thought it was finished? Then later had second thoughts about it. You might have thought you could have lightened one part to bring the eye to that point vs. another where darkening would push it away.

I’ve discovered that when you get up and walk away, for a few minutes, a few days, or months (hopefully not years), it is possible to find new things to do to the same image(s) that help define it’s meaning. It’s possible to “hear” what it wants rather than you just processing and posting.

Who is this website for?

  • This site is for photographers who enjoy street photography, photo editing, and creating fine art photography.
  • It is also for art collectors who enjoy photos of life, painted photography, and surrealism.

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