Do you have a goal as a photographer? To share what I see. I want others to see old things with new eyes. Things they may have seen but not examined closely.
Where do you draw inspiration? My art largely has been inspired by the landscape of the rural South, where I grew up and have lived much of my life. The people I meet along the way also inspire me as I enjoy hearing about their stories and history of the area.
Do you feel art is about the process or the end result, be it a final product or the sell of the final product? For me, art is about the process as well as the end result. I don't often seek out subjects to photograph but rather they seem to find me! Often, it is not until I sit down to process them, that I truly see what they are about. It really becomes something unique in its final form.
You have an artistic eye and not just with photography. Tell us more about what else you do. In my daily life, I am an artist... in everything I do! If I'm not taking photographs, I'm working for the company owned and operated for over 25 years, G. Richard Anderson Elegant Painting. I create art in my client's homes with traditional painting, by applying faux finishes and using painting techniques to create various looks and textures.
I am self-taught and continuously push myself to learn more.
So, you'd like to be a traveling photographic journalist of sorts? I think you are already living that dream!
Any other thoughts? Art is all around us. It takes on many forms and is uniquely beautiful based on each individual's perception.
Where can we see more of your work? My artwork can be seen in various locations around Winchester. I currently have work at WAM!'s gallery space located in the Bright Buzz cowork in downtown Winchester. A couple of my photos will also be featured on the brochure of the Top of Virginia Artisan Trail that will be coming out later this year.
How can we get in touch with you for commissioned work or to view your portfolio? Mostly, I enjoy when people contact me about capturing artistic images of the things and places they have special memories of. I create fine art and photographic prints for individuals that want to capture memories or an image of something that has meaning to them.
I can be found on Facebook at www.facebook.com/grichardandersonphotography and on www.redbubble.com/people/grchrdanderson. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org.