Behind the Scenes...

 

I've been an art and professional advertising photographer for most of my working life. Chasing Cool displays a few selections from my photography exhibited in galleries (U.S.and Canada), museum exhibitions & a permanent collection ( Everson Museum of Art ) along with photographs made recently.

Photography is another way of perceiving the world; an additional layer of knowing beyond language. I am attracted to images as much by the way they resonate within me as I am by any beauty they might display. I trust my gut level feelings over any dissuading thoughts that might be telling me there is nothing special about an ordinary looking image. Some of those everyday images can carry extraordinarily meaningful messages. I'm not big on rules for photography, but one I do have is to capture those puzzling/enigmatic  images before they disappear and think about what they could mean later. Some images just take more time to understand, but they are often the best.

 

      "We do not know until the shell breaks what kind of egg we have been sitting on."   T.S. Eliot

 

I hope some of the photographs shown here connect with you to trigger the feelings and sense of wonder I felt while taking them.

 

Capturing images to exhibit in galleries, museums and here on Chasing Cool is personally very rewarding and keeps my photography moving forward... contributing to the conversation and hopefully helping all of us understand our world a little better.

     

Photographs on this site are optimally prepared for fast viewing on the web. Prints made from the original high resolution raw files are many times richer in color and clarity. My prints are available in sizes 16 x 20 to 40 x 55 inches. All photographs are signed and include a certificate of authenticity. Most of the work on this site include text for informational purposes and can be ordered with or without the text. Additional ordering information is available by going to the 'Print' section listed at the top of this page. Please email me for print pricing, shipping information or any other questions you may have related to ordering of prints.                                                             

                        I update this site frequently so stay tuned.

                                                                                           delryderphoto@gmail.com

Cool*  A word we use to describe anything we find intriguing or unique – something or someone that catches our eye and tests the depths of self-expression and imagination that we commonly confine ourselves to.

CC thoughts.jpg