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Fine Art Photography
What is Fine Art Photography?
Fine Art Photography is an artistic endeavor beyond the act of pressing the shutter in a camera. The creator’s vision and concept are what make a photograph a work of art. The transformation of reality, such as turning a common landscape into an abstract representation is art. Photographic art designs are achieved through the innovative use of the camera and the processing methods. ‘Fine’ does not refer to quality but to the esthetic, the concept.
De La Cajiga has managed to infuse her artistic sensibility with her practical side to produce unique abstract and conceptual designs ideal for wall décor of contemporary, trendy, sophisticated homes and offices.
What is Katharography?
As a sculptor reshapes a block of marble, I alter the original photographic shot through reducing or amplifying elements to create meticulous abstract fine art works. The result is symmetrical or asymmetrical renderings that reveal a tension between static and dynamic forces.
The conceptual fine art designs are the outcome of experimentation -an intersection of photography, painting, and sculpting. It takes endless hours at the computer to convert the shot into the abstract designs I envision. The result is a photograph of something that is questionable whether it ever existed -what you see is not what is but what your mind sees…
To describe my technique, I coined the process “Katharography” from the Greek Katharós = to scratch, to clean, to purify, and Graphy = to illustrate. Coincidentally, Katharós also means oak tree which is what Cajiga, my last name, means.