Welcome to Douglas Edward Caplan Fine Art Photography.
My passion for monochrome fine art photography has spanned over 20 years, spending over a decade refining my vision through the traditional darkroom and medium format cameras. After a several year hiatus, I re-entered the world of fine art photography embracing the digital domain.
My photography leans toward the abstract. Patterns and contradictions and the tension they create are a common thread in all my work. I have no inclination to ‘sugar coat’ my images. If I believe an image will generate discussion then I will capture it. Love it or hate it, if any image can stir one’s imagination or generate thoughtful discussion then the artist should be content – true to form. An image without a destination can only lead to a ‘dead end’.
All images are deliberately ‘Untitled’. Early in my career I would title my photographs, but found that people formed opinions based on what the title of the image was. But when I deliberately left an image untitled, then the discussion expanded dramatically as people were free to expand on any thought that was relevant to the image viewed. It is the artist’s obligation to allow his/her work to be interpreted by others.