Alternative Photography

Have you ever had that tantalizing thought, or feeling ‘that there’s got to be more’ than what you’ve been doing? I imagine we all do, from time-to-time.


—- IMAGE INFO: “Blue Harbor Blue Sky” – Sunrise, Provincetown MA – ISO 400 | 50 mm | f/264 | 2 sec —-

I’ve been enjoying exploring “more” through alternative creative photographic processes. It fuels my soul, truly excites me and urges on my creative process.

I’m allowing myself to experience an on-going personal journey of self-exploration through my photography – doing what I love and loving what I do and seeing what is next on the path. Since most of the experimental photography is done with some type of random method, rather than a set formula of photographing, it presents as more of an awareness of letting go of control of the situation, other’s expectations, and comparisons while I trust my own creative voice. Sometimes I’m pointing my cell phone randomly while riding in a car and seeing what textures, patterns of light and forms appear at 65 mph. Other times I’m creating pinhole images, or using my Polaroid Sx-70 camera to explore the world around me.

Since my ability to control my camera is limited while photographing alternatively, my actual control over end-results is limited as well – it is an unbelievably freeing experience and I’m having the time of my life creating in this way! This process has taken me right back to the reason I loved photography and began to photograph oh so long ago: the love of the craft, the beauty of the art; the thrill of seeing the results.

I hope you enjoy my art, and I’d love to hear your comments or questions on it. Feel free to leave them below.

Namaste, Joanne Bartone

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