Rusty has been interested in photography for over 32 years. In the early days, he produced both Mono and Colour prints in the darkroom. In 1996 however, he started scanning his negatives and slides into a computer and producing his prints digitally. Indeed since the year 2000, he has been totally 'digital' in the sense that he has dispensed with film altogether and is using digital SLR's to capture his images instead. He started out with the 'Fuji S1' and is now using the 'Fuji S5' and Nikon D800. He is a digital imaging specialist by profession, and works in the imaging lab, for a National Schools Photography Company.
Rusty creates many of his images by using composites. Combining several images together to produce the final picture. When it comes to his photography, in 90% of the cases, the picture starts off as an idea, which then has to be transferred to whichever photographic medium he has chosen to use. He cannot leave it to chance, that he might stumble upon such a vision. More still, he needs to be in total control and therefore has to create the picture himself. It may simply be by setting up the scene beforehand, or by photographing each element separately and then bringing all the components together to create his final image. Digital manipulation obviously lends itself to this type of work, far more so than the darkroom ever did.
Rusty himself considers that he is a photographic artist rather than a photographic reporter and will photograph anything and everything if he thinks it could make a good image. He likes an added element of humour in his pictures but alongside everything else that he produces, quality is of paramount importance. He also judges and lectures around the photographic circuit as well as exhibiting work nationally and internationally. Picking up numerous awards along the way.
“Rusty and Old Friend by Barbie Lindsay www.barbielindsay.co.uk
Rusty is married to Barbie who is also a photographer, Barbie too will cover any subject but has a special talent for photographing people.“Barbie is a little unconventional” She is a photographic obsessive. Her whole life revolves around photography. She loves every aspect, whether it be taking photographs or looking at other people’s images and analysing their content. To work on, print and then to see the final mounted print, is to her is sheer magic. Rusty wouldn’t change her for the world.
"BarbieArt" by Rusty Lindsay
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