Dennis R. Ford

I graduated from California State University, Sacramento with a BA in Environmental Studies in 1983. After that, I worked in the environmental compliance field for almost four decades and now have retired.
In 1996, I discovered photography while visiting the beautiful city of Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic. In the ensuing decades, I continued to photograph and exhibit my photographs.
I’ve been published in Black & White Magazine and in CameraArts Magazine. Some of my photographs can be seen on several digital platforms: ndmagazine and The Photo Review websites.
My goal is to get my photography out to where others can see it, either through galleries, publications, digital platforms and/or my website. I am proud to be a member of the Center for Photographic Art. I believe its membership has and continues to be a strong influence on photographic art.

Artist’s Statement

I’m influenced by twenty-first century Modernist art: by the painters; Georgia O’Keeffe, Mark Rothko and Eyvind Earle; by the twenty-first century photographers Ansel Adams and Edward Weston and by contemporary photographers as: Michael Kenna, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Michael Levin, Rolfe Horn and Roman Lornac. I believe all of these artists use basic forms to evoke a reaction from the viewer.
A good image must distill a subject to its basic form so that the composition focuses on the essence of the subject and not it’s supporting elements. I find this imagery is the most difficult to produce. Yet, it provides the greatest satisfaction whenever a good piece is created.