Boat Ride is part of an ongoing series exploring the innocent play of children that has been diminished in this fast paced video game world. Each photograph in the series includes an element of human interaction.That element is presented in a way that allows the viewer to place themselves in the scene.The human element is secondary to the abstract qualities of the overall photograph.Since any human element carries great visual weight the challenge with each photograph is finding a photographic technique that tips the balance to abstract composition first, then allows the story to unfold almost as an afterthought.
Allan Davey in an international award winning photographer residing in Stratford Canada. As a commercial photographer his work has appeared in Lurzer’s Archive, Graphis and Print Magazine among others.His current focus is a personal definition of Photography as Art. “The primary challenge is bridling my enthusiasm.I am re-visiting the essence of photography that attracted me initially. I feel like a fish that has surfaced and discovered water ” His fine art photography is being received well internationally receiving the Special Jury Prize and Outstanding Achievement at the last two exhibitions. Both in Italy.
Selected by Carol McCusker, Curator of Photography at the Harn Museum of Art.