An Image Creator is an artist who creates his art by utilizing diverse media.
Like the artist who uses paper, paints, brushes and ink. The Image Creator
strives for the ultimate in perfection…..
works long hours and learns by his mistakes.
His final product is something he captured earlier in his mind……………
and releases a duplicate image for others to enjoy.
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I have been photographing Presidents, Judges, Bugs, Funerals, Weddings, Kids & Families, Rocks & Weeds and everyday regular kinds of people and things for 5 decades. I was a Photojournalist, Kidnapper (you know......shooting screaming kids for the old Family Record Plan), Owned a couple of Portrait and Commercial Studios, Managed a Camera Store, shot Stock Images, served as a magazine Photo Editor for a while, started two or three Camera Clubs and owned an Aerial Photography business.
About 10 years ago I felt the tug to take all those experiences and apply them to images I wanted to create, not what the customer wanted me to record. As I started that journey I began to realize that more and more of my fine art images were often a compilation of multiple images or parts of multiple images that, when brought together in a creative way often ended up as stunning, desirable, collectable and sellable fine art images. And, for the first time in a long time the old "creative juices" were alive again!!
Because of the kind of creative images I produce I get asked all the time. "Is this image real?"
I always respond "It is exactly as I saw it" ..... After all, I don't work as a Photojournalist.
I am an Image Creator......producing Fine ART images.
I think there is a difference.
If you like what you see (or not) let me know. If you want to discuss a personal commission for something in your minds eye or would like to purchase a collectable fine art piece from any of my portfolios or, simply want to know more about my work......or you just want to subscribe to my monthly Vern Bartley Image Creator E-Newsletter which includes my IMAGE OF THE MONTH featured image with details on how each is created.......simply drop me an e-mail from my Contact Page. I look forward to discussing any aspect of my Image Creations.
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