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p. 34

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Text: Craig is a great art lover. He told us that he loves all art forms, painting, sculpture, movie and photography. Craig felt that a great photo, just like art, should make the viewer sense the photographer’s feelings and thoughts at that moment, yet leaving mystery in the air and an opening to the viewer for imagination and interpretation. In this way, the photographer and the viewer get a closer interaction and connection.

Recalling his younger days when he used to watch movies with his grandmother, he revealed that those old classic movies have a lot influence on his photographic style. He has been familiar with the Russian Andrei Tarkovsky, Spaniard Luis Bunuel and American Stanley Kubrick since a young age. These great movie directors were very good at creating a sense of mystery and a dream world for the audience. They have greatly inspired Craig, who then produces exciting works with his creativity and keen observation.

Craig welcomes digital photography. He describes himself as a rather impatient person and hence it suits him to be able to view his photos instantly. Photography is a life-long learning journey, especially now with digital photography where creativity and technical skills are no longer limited. He used to shoot with film, but now much prefers digital photography as it allows greater convenience and capabilities. Even equipped with great skills, Craig continues to learn and improve his style and knowledge.

Profile: Born in California, with photography interest originating from his young movie days with his grandmother. Various movie scenes left a deep impression and influenced his photographic style. Craig bought his first camera in his teens, but did not delve deeply into photography at that time. Last year when he got into digital photography, his journey began with more time and passion devoted to improving his skills and knowledge. [Translated by: AL]

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Guest 01-Jun-2007 15:20
Congratulations..Really well done!
Guest 16-Feb-2007 06:17
ONe day
Guest 16-Feb-2007 06:16
Kubrik, Bunuel, Tarkovski! I can associate your work with a few others, but hey, that is beside the point. You are doing a very good job, and I can only hope to be able to burn down to this simplicity on day. Well done!
Steve Highfield07-Jan-2007 12:08
Again Craig, your thoughts and words hit home with me too.
Like you, my inspiration goes back to influences of my younger days and the rural scenery around to admire.
Exceptional work here. +V
Guest 12-Oct-2006 08:23
The last paragraph implies your journey in photography didn't start in ernest until last year. Your work is so accomplished that this really surprises me!
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