Fine art Photographer
Thanks for visiting this page to learn more about me! Hopefully you’ve enjoyed the great artwork here in this space, on this website. Be sure to come-back often, as well as follow me on Social Media, to keep-up with new creative artworks!
I’ve been a serious photographer, doing what I do professionally, for about 9 years. I’ve had a keen interest in photography ever since I was 16 and began traveling abroad, where I first felt the “need” to take a camera with me!
I am based in the Winston-Salem, NC area. I have a full, two-story, climate controlled photography studio, where I spend a lot of my time doing photoshoots as well, for J Farley Photography. Visit my portraiture: JFarleyPhotography.com/Portfolio.
The exercise of Photography
I have a saying: “Photography is great exercise.” Hiking to those waterfalls and mountain peaks, for those refreshing experiences in nature and the opportunity to work the shot and arrive at a beautiful, artistic representation of that scene: that’s pleasurable to me! And, it’s great exercise!
Art & Light
For me, photography is my personal vehicle of artistic expression. I am always shooting, regardless of whether there is business. It's a passion. I have to keep my camera in my hands.
You’ll always find me busy creating fine art. Generally speaking, in my fine-art photography, I am most fascinated by ambient light, it’s shape, it’s direction, it’s quality. Even when I use artificial light, it is done in a way which attempts to mimic natural light.
I put myself in a 'frame' of mind to quickly recognize what will bring a unique and pleasing result. I do not fight against the light; I work with it. As I exercise my art of photography, I stay very cognizant of impressions of light and endeavor to ensure that I capture what drew me to the scene to begin with, as a guiding principle, because as one works the shot, it is too easy to get off-track. That first impression on the heart must guide you back, each time.