Hayata Takeshita Photography
I see photography as the blending of art and technology. Since the origin of photography, the combination of lenses, chemicals and whatnot allows us to capture and develop an image in the way that we want to see it.
The process of how the technological leads to something non-technological intrigues me. The process means sometimes standing out in a freezing morning waiting for perfect light of sunrise. It means framing and reframing the image and fiddling with camera settings to capture just what I want. It means spending hours in a digital darkroom getting the colors to look just right.
At the end pops out an image where the technology fades away and people see something that resonates with them. It is a human connection made when other people like what I Iike.
My main camera is a Nikon D500 DSLR which I use with a variety of lenses. Adobe Lightroom software is my digital version of a darkroom. Occasionally, Photoshop is used to make an image extra special.
Viewing and Exhibitions
"Hazy Sierra Foothils" at Members Exhibit, Viewpoint Photographic Art Center, Dec 4th to Jan 5th, 2018.
"Hazy Sierra Foothills" on 2018 KVIE Art Auction, October 5th to October 7th, 2018.
"Death Valley Sliver" at Members Exhibit, Viewpoint Photographic Art Center, July 10th to August 4th, 2018.
"Death Valley Sliver" in Sacramento Magazine, July 2018, page 90.
"Sparkling Wings" at "Picturing the Parkway: Celebrating the American River Parkway in Photographs," Viewpoint Photographic Art Center, September 5th to October 7th, 2017