Welcome to the A&A Photographic Arts Gallery. A&A Photographic Arts is an online gallery designed to showcase the works of photographic artist Andrew Chianese.
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Living in a metropolitan area of over 3 million people has a profound effect on the things you notice day in and out. I love to take shots of unusual buildings and manmade industrial equipment to send a unique message of mankindís progress, or lack thereof, in our continual struggle to understand science and ward of the effects of nature. An ancient structure of slowly decaying history, such as the Alamo, or a Spanish Fort speaks volumes to me about our impermeability.
Finding animals and other unique subjects is also a challenge that I often enjoy. Often, animals learn to approach humans in a cautionary way. This makes those encounters all the more special.
Every picture has a story and I see photography as a wonderful avenue to explore those stories. Iím not particular about whether I shoot in black and white or in color. I feel that color, or sometimes the lack of, is a tool for the artist to help tell the story that the subject is trying to convey to us. The details of what we see or cannot see bring the drama and emotion of the picture to life for an audience.
The limits photography grants upon the artist only inspires more creativity. While I can manipulate the image in a variety of forms and fashions; I'm forced to use the underlying picture as nature gave it to me. This is the creative challenge that I love about photographic art.