Artist Statement

After enjoying many years as a landscape painter, I arrived at a point wherein pushing around paint no longer satisfied me. Nor did it continue to fulfill my desire to express my response to the southwestern land and sky. That recognition eventually led to my exploring photography as a medium to do so.

With photography, as with painting, I am primarily interested in translating what I see and feel in terms of the two-dimensional artwork, approaching it as a visual metaphor.

In all instances - beyond aesthetic considerations such as color interaction and composition - what I strive to reveal is something of the subject's essential and exquisite nature, my emotional response to it, and the joy of creating artwork based on it.

Richard Lange
Santa Fe, New Mexico, U.S.A.

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