Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Artist Statement

I've struggled with writing a "Artist Statement" for the webpage I have been working on for the better part of the last month, and I finally think I have it down.  After countless opinions and many family/friends incites I give you my artist bio.  Anymore opinions are greatly appreciated.

Chris Collins began taking a photo a day in January 2009, documenting life through a variety of styles.  Between the landscapes, architecture, street scenes, and portraits he found that the isthmus was meant to be his niche.  Creating compelling images through a journalistic eye, Chris has continued on with his picture a day and has had a number of images published in a variety of periodicals read by many Madisonian's.  As a testament to people of Madison, he has also amassed a collection of 100 (and growing) portraits of everyday people with extraordinary stories.  Truly the everyday photographer Chris' mission is simple, to show an outsider the side of the world he calls home; and to capture what he calls the "Isthmus Portrait."

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