Ron Germundson

Artist Statement:

A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you the less you know. (Diane Arbus)

Over the years my photography has gone through a transformation, from traditional to more painterly photo impressionism. I continuously strive to make my images uniquely different. A good friend of mine said that, “I’m a photographer with a painter’s soul” a phrase that describes me very well.

I have been a photographer for over 30 years and I have seen big changes in the last fifteen years. Photography has moved from traditional film to the digital age. Computers and imaging software have expanded photographers’ horizons and many of us are riding the crest of this new frontier. It feels good to me to be part of this exciting experience. Where this journey will lead, I haven’t got a clue, but I am enjoying the ride!

The process of creating my work is not magic, though observers do wonder at times. It can, however, be a struggle at times to create my vision. The camera is a vessel that captures my idea. When that image is slipped into Photoshop it allows me to transpose it into an image that many times amazes even me! Photoshop is to me what the painter’s palette is to a painter. My photographs flirt with an assortment of artistic styles. I have been told by others, that many of my images reflect the painters of the past. What it boils down to is, I don’t make the art the art makes me.