Todd J. Donery
Every day I realize just how lucky I am to be in the field of photography. This world is full of amazing shapes and textures, and each source of light can reveal or hide these shapes and textures. Wal... Show more
Every day I realize just how lucky I am to be in the field of photography. This world is full of amazing shapes and textures, and each source of light can reveal or hide these shapes and textures. Walking on a city street, wooded trail, park, or cemetery in mid-afternoon on a sunny summer day inspires me to see the detail in light and shadows. There is also great excitement for me being in a studio with full control of the light and its environment, be it working alone or collaborating with a team. I feel that one of my strengths is my adaptability: my ability to work in a variety of settings, with a variety of personalities, or completely on my own. The process of creative thought and problem-solving is why I have chosen and appreciate my career in photography. There are always new challenges to be met, new ways of seeing the familiar, and new tools to learn, and I am a very willing participant in all these ventures.
The words stunning, vivid, and haunting have been used to describe my photography, and I have been described as creative, hard-working, and kind. I will agree with these words of description even though I am not always comfortable with compliments. I strive to be the best person and photographer I can be each day, and I realize there is always room for growth. My dream is to receive an arts grant so that I may create a series of photographs that depict memories from my childhood, which also address social issues that are a concern today. I bring an enthusiasm to any project in which an image is created to captivate or move people emotionally.