“In black and white, there are more colors than color photography, because you are not blocked by any colors so you can use your experiences, your knowledge, and your fantasy, to put colors into black and white.”
– Anders Petersen– Anders Petersen
If I were to describe my work I would lean towards ‘wilful eclecticism’, anywhere my imagination leads me. My images are mostly monochrome, it’s where I feel most comfortable, and where the viewer can provide the color and emotion as they feel it.
But I also believe in art for arts sake, without the need for deep introspection, so I also collect ‘wall art’, gathering colorful images that I can reproduce in any size, just for gazing. I feel that images can provide a way of bringing color and pleasure into our homes and offices, offering simple ways of harmlessly distracting us from the reality of the moment.
I have no particular style, though my subjects often reflect wabi sabi, a life of imperfections where “nothing lasts, nothing is finished, and nothing is perfect.”
As James Kavanaugh wrote, “I am one of the searchers. There are, I believe, millions of us. We are not unhappy, but neither are we really content. We continue to explore life, hoping to uncover its ultimate secret.”
These are among the images that reflect my personal journey, my own ongoing search for those secrets.
– Jason Gregg