[custom_frame_left shadow=”on”][/custom_frame_left] Creatively, Wiley Quixote’s a jack of all trades, which, woefully, makes him an expert at none. Through the years, his creative temperament has led him in many directions—music, poetry, acting, drawing, painting—but photography has given him the greatest satisfaction as it comprises elements of his other creative pursuits and provides a longed-for sense of completion and a greater breadth of expression. An autodidact with no conventional bona fides, Quixote aims to establish himself expressively through the love of, and commitment to, this latest and most gratifying medium.
Quixote’s a music-festival-and-show shooter, a candid and conventional portrait photographer, loves the natural world, and is working on several fine-art photography projects in his studio. But give him a camera, and he’ll shoot just about anything that piques his interest or reflects his perceptual aptitudes.
New to the medium of photography, Wiley Quixote hopes to convey his potential with his expressive offerings on WARP place (see his poetry here). Follow him on Facebook here, see his work on Flickr here, and/or contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Prints are available for sale by request on a case-by-case basis.
Wiley Quixote on This Portfolio
I struggled with the theme for these portraits. And realized there isn’t just one —sometimes it’s gesture: the 103-year-old matriarch experiencing a personal moment, the unguarded glance of the young girl with the flowers, the cellist behind the rails focusing on his music; sometimes it’s character: the bespectacled and mustachioed man in the bar, the old Appalachian man self-conscious about having his picture made, the young woman with her daughter on a sunny day; sometimes it’s just about catching the moment the subject becomes aware of the camera or is self-conscious and poses in some way: the sullen young woman with the candle, the performing musicians preoccupied with their performance, the stone-cold stare of the self-portrait, the lady with the fan in the old farmhouse; or sometimes it’s just the candid nature of the shot. I like them each in their own right and hope that each expresses something individually and may affect the viewer in some disarming or provocative way.
For these, I used Nikon D800 E and Nikon D3200 DSLR cameras with Nikon 28300mm zoom and Sigma 70200mm zoom lenses from 2012 through 2014.
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