Artist’s Statement

Joseph Yarbrough

My subjects are both natural and architectural. I am interested in textures and shapes and how light and shadow play on those objects often creating new ones. I use Nikon and Sony cameras as well as my iPhone 5s.

I make every effort to compose in the camera and thus I crop infrequently. I use Aperture and Photoshop to work with highlights & shadows which often brings out the elements in a photograph for which I have primary interest. I have no hesitation using any other tool if the results make the photograph work. My preference is to do nothing to a photograph presenting it as it was taken.

Both light and shadows are the visual elements which hold the most fascination for me. If time and space put me in a day and place with clouds or overcast skies — I shoot in any case. However, I am happiest when the sun is low and the shadows long and distinct.

I spend a long time with any set of photographs deciding which to move into galleries on my web site. The photographs which finally get printed are another smaller set. Every photograph is named. Each work is signed & numbered on the print face.  Included on the back is a label with the name, year, descriptive narrative and geographic location.

I mount, mat and frame my work. I use double mats. All materials are of archival quality. My presentation for the public includes matted & unmated prints in sizes of  8 x 10, 11 x 14 & 17 x 22. Framed work is offered in 16 x 20 or 22 x 28 frames. I also have a selection of pieces presented on canvas.

Photography by Joseph Yarbrough
Light & Shadows Photography, LLC
228 Orchard
East Lansing, Michigan