Joseph Gerges

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I have worked as an advertising photographer for years before commiting myself exclusively to fine art photography.
I like to explore many areas of photography with an emphasis on studio still life work and historical egyptian architecture and
strive to introduce an emotive element to all my work in order to take it beyond the documentary and express a more personal vision.
I try to keep an open mind as to subject matter and pictorial treatment and presentation so I can be free to explore various subjects and to express myself visually, all the while aiming to visualise the essence of the subject by direct examination and simplification in order to create iconic images that stand the test of time.
In simplifying my approach to the subject I gain a more fundamental understanding of it, thus letting it reveal itself more readily than if I were trying to layer the work with unnecessary meaning.
If the viewer is moved by the images beyond the mortar and bricks of the architecture and the other objects depicted, the purpose of the work will have been achieved.
The computer has been used throughout to manipulate and fine-tune the images and to imbue them with a dreamy, antique or even romantic atmosphere through the use of color, tone, texture and lighting.
I have exhibited in Egypt and Germany with more venues planned in the near future and have sold images to poster companies and galleries in various countries.
My prints are made on a wide-format Epson Stylus Pro 7600 inkjet printer on archival Epson Enhanced Matte paper using archival Epson Ultrachrome pigment inks to insure longevity and resistence to fading in excess of 60 years when protected under glass and not exhibited in direct sunlight.
My preferred image size for exhibition purposes is approximately 20x30inch (50x75cm).

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