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Charles A. Haynes – I was born in Kentucky, and have been a resident of Atlanta for 38 years. B.S. in biology and art from Western Kentucky University (1964), M.F.A. from Georgia State University (1984).

I have editions of my fine art work available, max 10 per image, prices upon request. Sizes can vary, print to order not to exceed 16″ x 22″ presently. Follow the menu bar and check back for additions.

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Charles A. Haynes

712 Boulevard SE

Atlanta, Georgia 30312

(404) 310-7161

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Opinion…

Photography is printmaking, like etching, engraving, woodblock, lithography. A finished work is two dimensional, pigment on a surface.

There is no default reality from photographic images when compared to any other medium. Our perceived world exists in three visual dimensions. By default a paper bound photographic image doesn’t possess that characteristic.

Further, in the photographic process the mechanics used to achieve control of light can depict an arrested action we can’t actually see as it occurs. In addition the range of focused elements varies near to far because of the physics of lenses, the persistence of which is similar but unlike our own vision.

In the minds of some, photography grants us a slice of reality… something it cannot do. Somewhere between our fantasies and our learning we have a disconnect, a place into which photography neatly fits, gleefully pretending. (Not to anthropomorphize or anything…)

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The influence of painting, sculpture, poetry, prose and music can extend into the photographic experience affecting decisions of color, texture, shape, light and dark, introducing further possibility to the process. I like to think I take advantage of this facet of the discipline. With concentration over time, method becomes less intrusive, the work less about the delivery method so that, at some point, the creative process is based solely on an emotional connection to anything we see… a continuum from the familiar to surprise.

Who’s it for? It’s silly to say that viewing by others is unimportant. Certainly the process itself has personal rewards but art is about hopeful communication. The actual benefit of viewing by other people on an artist’s continuing work may vary but reticence to place one’s work before others subverts the process.

Ultimately it’s about the images summoning or engendering connection. The more engaged the viewer becomes with an image the more successful the work.

Or something like that.

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