Walt Stricklin

Photography
Birmingham, AL
www.WaltStricklin.com

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My fine art photographic career took a forty year detour through eight newspapers in five different cities. As a photojournalist, I was a shooter for six, photo editor at three and director of photography for the last two newspapers. While photojournalism still colors the way I see and shoot the world, I am now doing it with my voice, expressing my point of view and enjoying coloring outside the lines.

Since I believe our environment shapes us as much as we shape our surroundings I want my images to celebrate how we fit together, honoring the harmony between places and people. My workers are ultimately photographic sculptures that are a blend of reality and my perception of the situations. The many individual imperfections are left to engage and draw the viewer into my images for the enjoyment of discovery and to help them celebrate our humanity.

I want my Scapes to have a lyrical quality that allows the viewer to see the music of the visual world. They go beyond the predetermined proportions of a 35mm camera and the homogenized application of a computer generated panorama, allowing the composition to go wherever they lead with movement both inside and outside the frame.

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