Fine Art Photography | Color, B&W, Landscape, water, form, representational, abstract, workshops: JW Johnston
  Home Body
 
  Emergence
  Old Haunts
  Trees
  Shenandoah
  Rock
  Window
  Snow
Impro Topo - shorthand for Improvisational Topography - is my ongoing project exploring how shape and form nudge our vision, evoke memories, suggest emotions. I create these shapes by crumpling and twisting a window curtain. When I let go, the curtain relaxes, settling into its new three-dimensional topography, daylight coming through. This “fabri-scape” of light and dark, line and form, suggests something nebulous lingering in my subconscious, perhaps something real, something seen, or long ago imagined or dreamt of. It’s a reunion of sorts. Reunions bring bliss and warmth, apprehension and regret. What I experience with these images is based on my life. Minor White said that we ”invent a subject…out of the stuff and substance of ourselves…and turn the photo into some part of ourselves.”  I don’t apply descriptive titles.  View this work.  Have your own experience. Derive your own meaning, without hint or suggestion from me. 
 
 
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