A Flash of Inspiration: Michael Ward
Welcome to a new series on this blog
in which I’ll highlight some of my favorite inspirational photographers
I’ve come across in my adventures online!
His work is absolutely stunning and a constant source of inspiration for me. Mick has a lot of varied shots, but usually posts things from landscapes, minimalistic shots, flora, architecture, and made-up, “fantasy” images. Actually there is so much worth looking through in his Flickr stream – I could spend hours there! In fact, I did. I was trying to pare down my favorites among all his shots but the more pages I went through, the more I wanted to include!
“My photography is largely made up of simple images be they minimals or landscapes. I don’t tend to go in for sweeping vistas or complex montages. The landscapes often contain single trees and they often contain rain or stormy skies. These are things that I deliberately seek out in order to create impact though the landscapes I hope are not just pretty pictures, they are supposed to have more meaning than that. Almost all of my images are manipulated and many of the landscapes are to a considerable extent modified and created on the computer. If you traveled the area I live in you would not find most of these scenes. [I enjoy creating] the minimalist photomontages. These fascinate me so much that I often literally dream them when I am sleeping.”