Dennis W. Felty
As a photographic biographer, I see my responsibility to be
honest and straight forward, telling a compelling story about the people who
have granted me the privilege to enter their lives and document their
relationships, love, humor, dreams and personality. This work is in the
tradition of the great photojournalists that have used their artistic ability to document and interpret events and people with the unique
sensibility that only a camera can capture. The role of the photographic
biographer is to tell the story of the love and lives of the people
communicating their commitment to each other in marriage.
It is important that a photojournalistic style is also artistic. I have extensive experience as a fine art photographer, in formal studio work, in environmental portraiture and in classic wedding photography. I will draw on all of these skills to create compelling images that will tell the story of your life and family on your wedding day.
My artistic vision as a wedding photographer draws on
the great tradition of the photo-essay. Artistic vision is a central concept
because it integrates compelling visual beauty with the documentary perspective of the
photo-essay. Within the vision of the photo-essay, the completed work
tells a visual story which is
greater than the individual images. I strive to use my artistic vision to
see, to capture and to tell the story of the relationships, the intimate
moments, the love, the commitment and the details of the couples lives on their wedding day. The album
becomes a work of
art that is a permanent record of this very creative and interpretive artistic process.
Our time together will be a continuous dialogue sharing a creative experience. I have a good sense of the dynamics of a wedding and am very sensitive to the personal perspectives and relationships that I observe. I will design or will help you create your personal wedding album using the finest photographic products available on the market today. I only accept one commission per day, so this allows me to devote all of my energy, time and creativity to you as your photographic biographer on your wedding day.
I have been a fine art photographer all my adult life, however, I only accept a limited number of commissions each year. I approach each commission as a very serious commitment and bring my full creativity as a artist to the commission.
Please take a look at the images on exhibit on this web site. If they resonate with your own artistic vision please give me a call and we can talk further about the possibility of working together.