Sunday, May 13, 2012

An Introduction

I am Mark Eaton.  Before I call myself a photographer, however, I will always say that I am a husband, and that I am a father.  Family first, always.  All others fade, literally.  I currently reside in South Korea with my family.

The purpose of this blog, and the purpose of my website, is to share the process of composing my photographic art in this post-film era.  I do miss the feel, smell, and comparative warmth that is found in the wet darkroom.  I do miss the anticipation of viewing images as they are developed.  Alas, this modern era I find myself living is one of digital work and using the dry darkroom.  This, too, shall pass some day in the future, and lamentations will be cried proclaiming art and photography has ended...again...because of innovations and inventions that potentially allow everyone to be a photographer...again. 

Additionally, I will post about events, exhibitions, and competitions I might be involved with during my mortal stint here.  I will discuss other artists and photographers, too.  There will be times when I will discuss current events; that does involve politics, religion, and society.  Much of my photography has themes that address through art these different issues.  I make no apology for my beliefs or for things I don't believe to be real or true.

Yes, there is camera technique and there is digital image processing technique.  I'm much more interested in the dream, the vision, the story, and the why of a composition.  In other words, I'm more interested in the human component of art and photography.  Yes, there is much that can be learned about an artist who uses certain techniques, though the person who merely focuses on the technical leaves me cold.  I'm confident there are many who find my style lacking in many respects.  In fact, it is a truism the older I get, the less I know.  

Thank you for your time and for your consideration.

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