Origins

The idea for creating this blog originated from two different events and from being under the influence.  One event arose out of frustration of not having time to focus on my art. My day job was keeping me very busy, so I decided to photograph when I had some time, and that meant during my commute to and from work while I was sitting in traffic. At first, it was a creative distraction. Then I started to realize that I was transforming the mundane, those things we see while driving that we take for granted, into something of interest.

As a cohesive catalog of images arose, the work itself became an exercise in seeing things differently. And by re-framing this constraint of time, I was experiencing creative freedom

The other was a recent talk that I gave “When Your Muse is MIA” at the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council.  Finally, from being under the influence of another photographer, John Craig – who has also blogged and from the perspective of sharing to help others, I wanted to do the same.

Author: Brian Sesack

As a self-taught artist, I can’t remember the exact day, but still can remember the feeling that came over me when I recognized the desire to photograph in black and white. Up until that time, I was photographing in color and mostly on vacations and at family events. Then, for reasons that remain unclear, but like other events in my life, I just had to "drop the reins" and experience the journey of discovery. The intent of my work is to provide a vehicle for my creative self-expression and the transformation from looking to seeing. As a result I work from the inside out. I find myself moved by concepts that I cannot explain, but that I need to interpret by documenting textures and tonal qualities in an attempt to create images that bring the viewer into the subject. I have also discovered over time that as important as it is to produce a beautiful image, it is the process or the state of being creative that provides the joyfulness of being an artist.

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