"Going to the Light" by John Diephouse.
Artist Statement: My creative process is an intrinsically solitary activity. The social connection I seek to establish through my photography are images with which I have a strong and instinctive personal connection and believe others may as well. Images may be simply documentary, invoke a sense of time and place, or resonate as an abstract blend of color, shape or form. Others provoke an indefinable question that does not readily yield answers without further study and reflection.
Self-taught, my creative process follows an intuitive yet patterned path, from capturing a digital image through the process of interacting with and refining the image, searching for the combination of adjustments that produces the kind of instinctive connection I seek. Most often the images with which I have the strongest connection are those that do not produce an immediate reaction but provoke a response through repeated contact and consideration over time.