Artist Statement - Perri K Schelat Photography
  • Artist Statement
My passion for photography and the images I create are the expressions of my love of nature and my own personal development.

My passion for photography began with a love of the outdoors. Being surrounded by nature always feels intensely calming and meaningful. I could say my reaction to being in nature feels spiritual and soulful, something that moves me to my core. It centers me and helps me understand what is important in life. I suppose being in nature feels like my sanctuary, where I go to show gratitude, feel grateful and connected to the things that are important to me.

Early on, I enjoyed photography and seemed to be able to make well-composed images. The next transition seemed fitting that I’d try to record these feelings about nature in a photograph. My photographs became as much about my personal journey as they were about capturing the beauty that surrounded me.

Along the way, I developed a deep passion for photography. Unlike many people who don’t like to say their work defines them…. my photography defines me in so many ways. Every struggle, every passion, every tear, every effort I make is tied up in each image.

Technically, I’d like to think my artistic vision and approach to photography is unique. I want my images to be different. I became very interested in utilizing a wide-angle perspective, with foregrounds just inches away from my lens, leading to a formidable background with sharp depth of field throughout. Before long this approach has become my technique and style.

As I continue pursuing my artistic visions as a landscape photographer, it seems as if each photograph I make is a reflection of my journey in my personal life, as an artist and as a professional photographer.

Perri Schelat


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