Feature #54 John Roy “A pensive state of being”

Photography is the greatest form of self expression for John Roy. It allows him to communicate with his inner self in ways that he is still trying to understand. He uses it as a “catharsis scream” that pries into his soul. John prefers to shoot inanimate objects and by using light, shadows and selective focus, he attempts to give them a life force. When John photographs people, He is drawn to capturing images of people in public places and attempts to create a pensive state of being.

He tends to become lost in his perception of light and shadows. This allows him to constantly visualize different angles and perspectives of spaces and even people around him.

“I’ve come to this place of artistic after testing several other approaches to photography” said John. After listening to an art director and a close friend of his, He redirect his work to reflect his own true artistic expression. This was a very humbling and challenging endeavor for John. In the end, it’s was the words of Robert Frank that said it all. “Black and white are the colors of photography. To John they symbolize the alternatives of hope and despair to which mankind is forever subjected.”

All Images ©2011 John O’Roy

To see more of John Roy’s work got to his Website or Flickr.

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