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Each image may be purchased as a canvas print, framed print, metal print, and more! Every purchase comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee.
Fragile by John Whitmarsh
Alone by John Whitmarsh
Homeward Bound by John Whitmarsh
Gently by John Whitmarsh
Nauset Beach 5 by John Whitmarsh
Departing Storm by John Whitmarsh
Caress by John Whitmarsh
Summer Afternoon by John Whitmarsh
The Rains Fall Softly by John Whitmarsh
Song of the Sea by John Whitmarsh
Perhaps by John Whitmarsh
Winds of the Heavens by John Whitmarsh
Puff by John Whitmarsh
End of Day by John Whitmarsh
Heading Home by John Whitmarsh
Steel Sea by John Whitmarsh
Written in the Clouds by John Whitmarsh
First Encounter by John Whitmarsh
Slow Motion by John Whitmarsh
Turbulence by John Whitmarsh
The Race by John Whitmarsh
Freshening Wind by John Whitmarsh
Born to Fly by John Whitmarsh
Farewell by John Whitmarsh
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About John Whitmarsh
I am a New England landscape photographer specializing in contemporary coastal images of Cape Cod, where I live.
A few years ago my interest turned from making literal depictions of the natural environment to creating expressive, stylistic interpretations of it. To do this I explored the basic techniques of photo impressionism. A frustrated oil painter, I used a camera as my "brush" and tried to gently bridge the gap between photography and painting. "Painterly" became my watchword.
Recently my creative journey has veered from simply "panning" a scene to applying more challenging and advanced techniques to my compositions. Ultimately this has resulted in more minimalist images and more personally satisfying work.
I've added slow shutter speeds, multiple exposures and intentional camera movements to my earlier panning techniques. Most of these techniques are performed handheld in-camera on location. In the digital darkroom, I've begun to add textures to amplify my feelings about a scene. And for heightened effect I occasionally combine two images into a single powerful composite photograph.
My goal is to make a photograph with mood and emotional density that will elicit an emotional response and thus invite the viewer's participation and personal interpretation of the image.
Landscapes are the center of my work. My interactions with the landscape translate into photographs that convey a spirit of place and a sense of scale. The contemporary coastal images in this collection reveal the hidden beauty and power of the New England coast, at the edge of the sea where I live.
I strive to create photographs based on minimalist compositions with bold or subtle color palettes. These define my style, my refrain. With them I work to reveal the essence of a scene--the "bones" as Andrew Wyeth once said--by eliminating the unnecessary.