Ryan Joseph Chahanovich
My work is primarily abstract, and purely analog - photographed, processed, and printed as such. The space and time of place transmuted to form, line, and color. An aspiring technophobe and luddite, all of my imagery is captured with a toy plastic camera with more miles on it than a long haul trucker.
I'm inspired mostly by poets and painters - those that have come well before and known slower ways of living and left behind the clues for the rest of us. Williams and Thomas and Turner and Rousseau.
My philosophy could, or could not - who's to say and on what day - come down to presence. Be present with the thing you are making, so present that even the process of it's creation doesn't get in the way of experiencing that thing, or place, or time. If it’s true, the viewer can feel that presence and it becomes their own.