Well, its been way to long since I have had some time to pull together a flickr spotlight post but I am happy to present to you a new collection of images from another great photographer on flickr. This time I have a handful of wonderful images by a photographer that simply goes by the name of Ravel (name links to his flickr page). Since he has been posting images he has remained somewhat on the anonymous side of the internet world and chosen to take an approach that leaves the images to speak for themselves. He collects images from pieces of his life and they often hold the sort of simplistic approach that lend themselves to make wonderful desktop images and I am happy to present a few of them here as such for everyone.
Ravel lives in North Carolina and considers photography a serious hobby of his and when I asked what attracts him to take photos he mentioned that his interest stems from his love for motion photography and film (video) than in still photography and would love to shoot with a 16mm film camera as soon as he can afford to try it. He attended school for motion pictures and it was during this time when he discovered still photography and fell in love with it. While he started with a digital camera he has recently started shooting with some old film cameras and has really enjoyed exploring photography in this new way.
Among the questions I asked him for this spotlight I like to ask why he enjoys photography and what draws him to continue to do it and his response was that he shoots because he feels he is a very visual person and ‘enjoys the simplistic beauty’ of it. In his words, “I’ve learned that there are so many things that you can find to be gorgeous by just taking a snapshot at the right time of the simplest little things on a day to day basis.” When asked what his favorite thing about photography is he relied, “My favorite thing about photography is the exploration of it. It makes me get out in the world and I see things that I probably would never of seen. It’s always an enjoyable experience.”