Peter Fay - Artist Statement
Photography for me is an unrelenting quest to produce images that are compelling in ways that uniquely combine shapes, light, color mood and emotion. It is almost always a visual distillation process aimed at capturing the essence of a scene in its simplest form. Distractions must be minimized or eliminated.
The subject matter can be almost anything as my work demonstrates. The equipment used is also of secondary importance. It is the image transformed onto print that is the thing. Before it qualifies, it must first meet muster with its most severe critic and that has to be me. Not an easy task. But when on occasion it all comes together there is nothing more gratifying than that confirming moment.
Photography for me is a constant learning experience. I learn through experimentation, by studying the work of other artists and through constant practice, but mostly by being alert to emerging visual opportunities. And, oh yes, must not forget to bring a camera.