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Scott Slusher
United States
Current Residence: Louisville, KY
Favourite genre of music: Too much to pick just one
Favourite photographer: Robert Parkharrison
Favourite style of art: This is getting rediculous
Operating System: Macintosh OSX
MP3 player of choice: iPod
Shell of choice: huh?
Wallpaper of choice: whatever
Skin of choice: The kind I'm in.
Favourite cartoon character: ?
Personal Quote: Art merely manifest itself in the tangible.
It’s been two months since I last updated the blog.  I knew when I started this thing there would be down times of little to no activity.  That’s not to say I have been idle in my thoughts and creations.  If anything, I’ve been very active with shooting and the general thought process of creating my images.

Several months ago I started a project which involved the use of different materials, used in a shroud-like manner, to capture portraits.  My idea was nothing more than to utilize the material so as not to have to rely on the models wardrobe.  As this process has grown I have been told there is a biblical quality to the portraits, this is no doubt because of our historic reference to biblical art.  I can assure you, this was not my intention.

I often wonder how much of artistic interpretation comes from the viewer and less from the creator.  When I set out to do this series, my vision was greatly influenced by the painters of the Dutch Golden Age.  The quality of light used by Rembrandt and Vermeer is absolutely beautiful and I wanted nothing more than to create my own images utilizing that quality of light.  Of course, the idea was not to recreate any of those paintings in a photographic sense but to only use them as inspiration.

In the past I have talked about that which inspires me.  Inspirations comes to me in many different ways; the music I hear, the images I see, the conversations I have, the smells that linger in my living space.  The greatest of inspirations come from the people I photograph.  I try my best to involve, those I work with, in the creative process.  A very limited few catch on and usually only work with me once, maybe twice.  Those that do latch on to the collaboration may do so for a limited amount of time, a few months, maybe a year.  I’ve yet to find a true muse.

Timing is everything.  Finding someone to be with in that sort of way is rare if not illusive.

Maybe my timing is in synch now.
  • Listening to: Neutral Milk Hotel

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TsuyoiMerushi Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
R.I.P... It's such a shame to have lost such a talented man.
IgorKlajo Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
:cake: Happy birthday
The-Prez Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Student General Artist
Nice photo gallery!
cryfordawn Featured By Owner May 5, 2011
Happy birthday! :party: :cake:
MarkerImages Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Love your work.
djmarkwar2000 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010   Photographer
I love your work. The way you use the light, not just on the subject but by incorporating it with the back ground you make the person in the frame even more dramatic it is true art and would love to shoot with you sometime.
deannadeadly Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010
Thanks for the watch!
red00002 Featured By Owner May 3, 2010  Professional Photographer
thanks for the adds and such!

(ps: weird coincidence on the name thing huh?)
samanthaTRIER Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010
Thanks so much for the :+fav: =D
foxstatic Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010  Professional Photographer
Love your work.
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