After 40 years of B&W landscape/architectural work I started exploring the human body as a subject. Influenced by the work of many (including Edward Weston and Margaretta K. Mitchell) I found that having the ability to completely control the composition and lighting very rewarding. My intent is to bring a sense of natural light and balanced design to this body of work. The human form is, like forms in nature, a marvelous surface of shadows and lights to work with.
While I focus on food and beverage photography, I enjoy working in all genres of photography. My goal is providing excellent service from image capture to image delivery. I am a member of the Professional Photographers of Sacramento Valley, the Viewpoint Photographic Arts Center and the National Association of Photoshop Professionals as well as a photo volunteer for the Crocker Art Museum. My images have been displayed at the Viewpoint Photographic Arts Center, the Crocker Art Museum and have appeared in the Sacramento Bee.
A view of the Vatnajokull Glacier -- third largest glacier in the world. This glacier tongue reveals a bit of this massive glacier - a remaining piece of the last ice age. Printed on Hahnemuhle Fine Art paper on an Epson 3880 printer using archival Ultrachrome inks.
Carnochan discovered a collection of poems by Japanese women that inspired her images. She honors the poets in each image by including their name in red calligraphy. The 44 images of "Floating World" were published in 2013 by Hudson Hills Press. The introduction by John Wood illuminates the work by placing it in a larger cultural and literary context: "Carnochan's work is...marked by sensuality, beauty and craftsmanship, three characteristics rare in the...world of contemporary art." Limited edition, #4/20.
This image is #3 in my ongoing collection entitled "On the Run." The concept of the collection is to create imagery of horses in motion, which is achieved by blending multiple composited images for a desired effect.