Seeing Things: William Allen Photography

JUNE 18 – JULY 26, 2020

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Artist Statement & Biography

Background

I began taking photographs in Junior High with a very active and vibrant photo club. We learned all the fundamentals of film photography and printing. Later, I was fortunate enough to be able to take a Bachelor of Liberal Studies degree with Photography as my fine arts concentration.

My experience

I have always traveled with a camera, and I’ve been fortunate enough to travel extensively in Canada. The most important thing I’ve learned is to simply seize the moment, take the picture with what you have and under the circumstances you are presented. This has fostered my approach to photography and processing.

My vision

I want to communicate my emotional response to those who see my photos. To do that I feel that the photo must speak for itself, it must capture some essence of how I see the subject, and not be manipulated artificially to create or enhance that response, unless the manipulation is overt and a distinct part of the art.  I try to see and capture the moment and the emotion.