Photographer Richard Carey's
works range from simple photographic celebrations of life
to complex digital worlds that transport the mind of the
observer inside the frame for further exploration. His pursuit
of natural beauty is intertwined with the creativity of
manipulation. He uses the camera as an extension of both
his eye and his mind to produce images through a process
of selection: varying the light, angle, timing; choosing
the lens; focusing for effect; deciding between freezing
motion and capturing it through a blur.
In Green Lizard 1, Carey photographs
his subject almost camouflaged against the green of the
leaves, using short focus to further emphasize the impact
of the creature's captivating, inquisitive face. In Dragonfly,
it is the intensity of color and the clarity of an extensively
skittish subject that grabs our attention, and Carey's exploration
of alternative digital realities is apparent in the humorous
levity of Levity 3, in which his sense of visual
composition, balance and imagination is striking.
Through skillful exploitation of color,
texture, pattern and light, Carey transforms the ordinary
into the remarkable, and the beautiful into the spectacular.
His resulting photographs create an endless stream of fantastic
images, projecting a sense of playfulness and aesthetic