William Fisk is a Canadian painter who specializes in creating photo-realistic paintings. As is the aim of every painter who subscribes to realism, William’s paintings are so realistic it will make you want to reach into the painting to use the objects themselves.When asked about his Portrait series, he said: “The objects depicted in the Portrait Series were purchased second hand, without any tangible reference to the previous owner. They are specific utilitarian objects — 35mm cameras, light bulbs, shoes, pay phones, trophies, furniture, and clothing — that have experienced undeterminable yet indisputable human contact…My intent is to provide viewers with the means to make a distinction between the private and public meaning of the specific objects depicted….This intention is confirmed by the fact that each portrait represents a coherent conceptual format that invites viewers to examine the substance of its form and content.”
I love my dogs, reading books, and taking great pictures with my battered but still functional digital camera. Taking great pictures with a high end camera is almost too easy, producing fantastic images with an outdated one is an accomplishment by itself.