Today I’ve planned to show you some of the inspirational photographs taken by Eric Gustafson. Eric currently resides in Austin, but has lived throughout the United States (including Seattle, Florida, Indiana, Virginia & Texas) during his lifetime. He has been working odd jobs and taken small freelance work to support his love of digital photography. Hoping to continue his work on a more broad level, he is currently open to the possibility of any new opportunity that would allow him to continue doing what he loves.
In one of an Online interview, while questioning his process of creating and shooting both urban and rural environments, he said :
To achieve my results, I either drive or bike to various locations and explore on foot, armed with only my camera and sometimes a tripod for the low light situations. Nothing is ever pre-arranged. No lighting setup. No props. No actors. When I find myself exploring and traversing areas unknown and new to me, armed only with my camera and a curious perspective, time slips away and I see things the way I feel they were always meant to be seen. I capture them. I take them afterwords and play with them. I get lost in them. To me it is an intimate process of projecting myself and my perspective onto the world, and the images that I produce are a very personal reflection of myself.
I always try my best to get everything right before I snap the shutter, but if I feel there is something I can do in the post (coloration, adjust lighting, etc.) I have no problem doing it. Ansel Adams is quoted as saying dodging and burning are steps to take care of mistakes God made in establishing tonal relationships. I couldn’t agree more and treat the use of Photoshop the same way (since it is, essentially, a digital dark room). Photography snobs with their rule of thirds and immediately dismissive view of any aesthetically chosen post work as “ruining” an image are essentially slapping him and many others in the face. In my opinion the only sort of photographic ‘morals’ that should exist for anyone who takes pictures should be for photo-journalists. And one I am not, so I choose to see the world as well as I can imagine it!
source : Interview by Artistaday
Eric has taken Photographs in various categories, let me present you the best in all of them.
25+ Inspirational Photography by Eric Gustafson
Check his other works
Hope you liked the photographs of Eric Gustafson. Those above photographs are selected by me, if you want to check the entire collection of Eric Gustafson’s Photo gallery then you can check them at antilimit.com . You can also check his portfolios at DeviantArt as well.
If you want me to showcase your Photo gallery here in smashingtips.com , then let me know via email or contact form. I am happy to include your works for free.
February 9, 2012 at 7:07 am -
This was great pghotoraphic. I loved pencil photo .Good editing and imagination is superb.Excllent.
Awesome collection and work.
Thank you very much for sharing with us.
More pictures that I liked is the lady that want to go down the sea, which is devoid of human beings It’s so beautiful
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Hmm.. Eric is a damn Divine photographer. Each of the photos given here have a special divine touch. Every photos are stunning and compete each other.
Thanks for showing these to me 🙂