Hi, my name is Edward A. Eastman.
Originally, I worked with B&W and colour film. Using a variety of film/camera formats, i.e., 4x5, medium format and 35mm, I studied photography formally.
Settling on 35mm, I pursued landscape imagery using colour slide film - Kodachrome. I loved saturated colours and a graphical minimalist approach. Experimenting with longer shutter speeds alerted me to the nuanced beauty of blurred motion.
After I built an in-home darkroom, I experimented with medium format film and Lith B&W printing. Working with a number of nude models, I created a series of images exploring the impact of light and shadow on the female form. I continued to favour the image's graphical qualities.
Switching to a digital camera, the instant image display was creatively very stimulating. An early adopter of Adobe Lightroom, I now use Lightroom Classic and some Photoshop on a MacBook Pro as my digital darkroom. An Epson inkjet printer completes my image making process.
I feel photographs are not "shot" or "captured", but made with careful forethought and, when appropriate, pre-visualisation of the final image/print. Photography is a personal creative journey. The camera, the lens and the digital darkroom (computer) are the tools I use to realise my creative vision.
For me, it's about the final image. Does it touch my heart, my mind, some deeper part of me? Does it speak to me?