Thank you for visiting the website of Jack Curran Photography.
You will find fine art black and white landscape photography with depth and intensity derived from the natural landscape.
If I had to ask myself the question: What sparked/fueled your passion for landscape photography?
You might say there was a natural collision of circumstances. I started the journey into nature when I attended an Outward Bound month-long wilderness course at age sixteen. Not only did I learn to deal with the internal struggles of youth, but I also learned to respect and appreciate the power and beauty of nature. A couple of years later I discovered photography during an intro to B&W photography course. I soon combined my love of the outdoor with my passion for photography. It didn’t take long to discover and find influence from some of the early masters, like Ansel Adams, Edward Weston and Minor White. Upon understanding that there was this multilayered alternative worldview in B&W, I was hooked for life. It began with an “Introduction to Photography” course my freshman year in college and moved forward through the kind words from Bob Kolbrener who studied and taught with Ansel Adams in Yosemite. Eventually, I ventured into the commercial world, shooting fashion and tabletop professionally and ultimately winning several national advertising awards. Today the art and creative expression of photography are personally more fulfilling than ever.
And in thinking about a deeper perspective, I would have to ask: Why the B&W genre?
For me, B& W presents the purest form of realizing the connection between the natural world and the "Lure of Light." For me, to see and translate that hidden alternative view of the world in B&W or grayscale provides a unique way to communicate. It’s the exploration of another layer of the world we see in color every day. Whether chasing the extreme light of a mountain storm or weathering the chill of a winter snow event, it's all about chasing the light. And B&W photography has always felt like one of the most compelling ways to realize this connection. Needless to say, photography continues to be an incredible journey.
After close to 40 years of tinkering with the camera, I think I am finally starting to get it.
Today, I continue to look through the camera with an eye toward discovery. It is this discovery that I hope translates to you through
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