How Does Fine Art Landscape Photography Differ from the Classic Dreary Hotel and Hospital Art?
There is a lot to say about the “art” we normally find in hotel or hospital rooms, and nothing is good. These are places where people not just deserve, but critically need, to feel cared for, and happy, and at home, and instead of providing a welcoming space where they can relax and forget about their problems, stress and concerns, they arrive to an impersonal room where nothing says ‘you are here to be taken care of in the best way possible’, ‘we are here for you’ and ‘you matter’.
A hotel or hospital room must be an oasis of peace, a place to feel alive and cozy after a lonely day of stressful meetings, invasive tests, not so good news, and horrible fast food. If someone cannot be home with their loved ones, having a homemade meal and watching TV without a single worry in the world, let’s at least give him or her a space where they can rejoice in the sight of beautiful and soothing fine art landscape photography. Is this too much to ask? Is this so hard? Not at all! Probably the problem with hotel and hospital decorators is that they don’t know what fine art landscape photography is, and how to select the one that is truly fine.
Fine art landscape photography is a study field on its own among the nature fine art photography field. It is, at the same time, one of the easiest and most difficult subjects to photograph. It is easy because there are gorgeous landscapes everywhere we go. They are permanently there, and lots of people are familiar with many of them because they are established tourist attractions.
So, if it so easy to find beautiful landscapes, why is it so hard to get fine art landscape photography? A very famous photographer once said: “Landscape photography is the supreme test of the photographer- and often the supreme disappointment”. There is a world of difference between the common ‘postcard’ photo and true fine art landscape photography, and the fact that it is so easy to access may be its critical weakness. Landscapes are so familiar that many photographers do not put a lot of effort into the shot when, in fact, fine art landscape photography requires exceptional perception and technique.
The majority of people react to a landscape scene intuitively. This means, without being able to understand and identify what is it exactly that appeals to them within the scene, they see the whole and form an impression of it, commonly forgetting about its other parts. The wind, the sounds, the smells, the unity between mountains, rivers and rocks; all of these are part of the landscape, but the photographer must separate the ones that matter and find the way to express them through the lens. The common landscape photographs have too many elements within it, cluttering the image, or they may have left out a very important element, one that would have been decisive to create fine art landscape photography.
The same famous photographer explained: “Simply look with perceptive eyes at the world about you, and trust your own reactions and convictions. Ask yourself: "Does this subject move me to feel, think and dream? Can I visualize a print - my own personal statement of what I feel and want to convey - from the subject before me?” The first step to creating fine art landscape photography is to ask yourself what is it about the scene that is unique to it. Right there, you are transforming the landscape into YOUR landscape, completely subjective and different from anything anyone else can shoot. It could be anything, from the magnificence of the scene, to the way the light and shadow are playing around, from the greenness of the field, to the mystery of the foggy plains.
You can tell when a landscape image has been visualized and analyzed, and when it has been shot out of the blue. You can feel the excitement within its angles, shadows, lights and elements; you feel the uniqueness, the grandeur it portrays, and all you can say is WOW!
Fine art landscape photography is born from an intuitive sense, a wise feeling and ability that only comes after a lot of practice; this is when the true artist is separated from the common people, when photography becomes a vehicle to communicate feelings and sensations and becomes a part of the human existence. This is the kind of art that should be sharing the space with people who need comfort, hope and happiness. This is the kind of art that shows respect and understanding of the human being.
This is what you will find at Byron Jorjorian's fine art photography website. Byron is a professional nature photographer with an impressive career in fine art landscape photography. His landscape compositions are clean, dynamic and enigmatic, transporting the viewer to a world of peace, magnificence, harmony, beauty, elegance, strength, aliveness and color.
As you can confirm here, about Byron, his fine art landscape photography and nature photographs in general, are already delighting thousands of customers in many hotels, restaurants, offices and hospitals around the country. It is his intention to go everywhere with his art and his message, giving people their inherent right to be surrounded by beauty and nature anywhere they are or go, specially in places where people are in need of comfort and hope. This is why, in our website, we have designed a practical and very convenient way to relate to Trade Professionals, so that you can get to us easily and we can provide you with the best service possible in regards to every detail of your decorating project. We want to make it a reality together with you.
We are here for you; we want to be partners in great projects that mean a difference in people’s lives. Contact us and give us the opportunity to show you how fine art landscape photography makes the whole difference when wishing to convey a message of hope, love and harmony amid the existing avalanche of senseless images hanging from walls without any powerful reason whatsoever.