Composition is everything to the visual arts. It can make or break an image, especially in photography. You may have of the greatest concept of all time, but if not properly composed, the viewer’s interest can easily wane. I also lean heavily on the concept of Reductionism. I like to reduce the subject down to only its bare essentials. Just enough to tell the tale. For me, mystery is part of the magic.
Personally, I don’t believe that “Art” is the object which an artist creates. Instead, I believe “Art” is what occurs when a viewer looks at the art piece. It is that unconscious, spiritual affect that takes place between you and the work. When thought of this way, you can begin to understand the magical element, which is often associated with art. That muse is a fickle friend; elusive and hard to capture.
So in my work, I allow myself to just wander about, with no preconceived notions. Just waiting for that muse to arrive. Then, CLICK!