Today we would like to showcase a beautiful collection from our friend, Eric Hatch.
Eric in his own words….
“I have been blessed with lousy eyesight. Thanks to poor visual acuity I see shapes and patterns far better than I see detail. This trait influences my work, giving it a sense of composition, design, and organization that help the image communicate.
My work communicate the things I see and feel. I move through the world with a sense of curiosity and wonder. Many things catch my attention, from the majestic to the tiny, both natural and constructed.
I like to see and understand how things work and how they are related. For example, an aerial photo shows a glacier curving around a basalt outcropping, forced to move by the resistant nature of the rock. The scene speaks clearly of the natural processes involved, showing stress cracks in the ice, pressure waves, and the strength of the rock. At the same time the scene is beautiful, with wonderful colors and the play of shadows over the ice. I tried to capture the pressure of the ice, the strength of the rock, and eons-old warfare between them – along with the beauty of the scene.
I also pick up on contrasts and ironies everywhere. This tendency adds extra dimensions of humor, irony, and visual double entendre to my work.
Stories and myths emerge from the world around us. Telling those stories, sharing the feelings, and creating an honest image that conveys these things — that’s my goal as a photographer.”