I'm Edward A. Eastman, but that's just my name. As a photographer, I strive to see the unusual in the common, the extra-ordinary in the everyday and the unknown in the familiar.
My tools are my imagination, a digital camera, a computer darkroom and a passion to make art that touches my spirit.
"The artist is a receptacle for the emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider's web." - Pablo Picasso
A practitioner of analog and digital photography for over 30 years, I work in colour and B&W imagery. I'm not a graduate with a BFA or MFA degree, but that doesn't prevent me from being a photographic artist. In fact, I believe it enhances my artistic pursuits because I'm not encumbered by years of inculcation of other's ideas, philosophies, approaches and the "wrongness and rightness" of things. In the end, it's for you, my audience, to decide if I'm a photographic artist.
Like all humans, I'm an inherently flawed person. But it's by confronting and accepting those flaws, some minor, some not so much, that one learns and grows to become more compassionate with oneself and others. And for me, through photography, I translate my feelings and emotions with intent into expressive images that speak to a deeper part of me that warms my soul.
I trust some of you will find inspiration, a deep personal meaning, or simply be moved by my artwork. My creative photographs come from the pursuit of meaningful and emotionally rewarding personal experiences. For it's through my photographic art that we share a deeper more meaningful connection.
"It isn't what a picture is of, it is what it is about." -John Szarkowski
A Mind's Eye Photography is a source of photographic art that, I hope, will touch, move and speak to some inner part of your heart, soul or spirit. And in so doing, you'll be moved to buy a print that will enhance and enrich your life for years to come.
"It's easy to discover part of yourself, but through art you can be shown part of yourself you never knew existed. That's the real mission of art." Bill Evans
You'll discover colour photographs, B&W and toned B&W photos that speak to a deep personal part of me. These images express my emotional reaction to my environment, whether that be a populated city street, a distant desert filled with massive dunes, a northern lake as I paddled a canoe or kayak, an ocean beach, or where ever I happen to be.
Hopefully, these images speak to a part of you deep within, and upon seeing an image, whispers, "Yes. I get it."
And, just maybe, there's one image that sparks a new and deeper emotional response opening up a whole new dimension of feelings. How about a photo, or series of images, that surprise you or simply make you smile a little??
This website represents the manifestation in concrete terms of my emotional responses to the common, the everyday and the familiar in my life. For it's with intent and purpose that I go out into the world and open myself up to the endless possibilities for creative inspiration.
I invite you to browse, linger and study that one special image, or series of images and allow your feelings to wash over and enfold you. While we may never meet face to face, we have a mutual bond.