As a photographer, JP's true subject is light. His work is almost strictly outdoors so it lives and dies with the sun and ambient light. When looking upon a scene, if the light is not pleasing, unique, or interesting, chances are he is not going to click his camera’s shutter. He does, on occasion, take a photo for reference for a future trip, because when he does find a compelling new subject, or a new perspective on a familiar subject, he will revisit the location until the light complements my vision for capturing the scene.
In addition to light, the dominant subject of my photography is the city of Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh is often overlooked as a major US metropolis, not usually lumped together with Los Angeles, New York or Chicago. He hopes to change that. It is his goal to assist in bringing recognition to Pittsburgh by crafting beautiful photographs of the skyline, exemplifying not only its beauty, but also its uniqueness. With no shortage of vantage points, some well known and others not known at all, he finds himself able to focus on the city in untraditional ways while keeping the skyline recognizable.
He works strictly with digital photographs and that affords JP great flexibility in crafting his final vision. JP works tirelessly to get all of the essentials, such as exposure, aperture, composition, etc., correct in camera before bringing the photos to the computer. This is the point where he makes the photo his own. In today’s digital age where cameras are readily available, it is vital to have a unique style. With a combination of a realistic representation of what is in front of the lens, a hint of digital processing, and a final product that is often printed on to aluminum, JP believes he's developed a one-of-a-kind style.