I am a fine art photographer from New Zealand, having emmigrated from the UK some twenty years ago. Years ago my wife Julie kindly gave me a book of Ansel Adams’ photographs, and I found the photos inspirational. The images were very powerful, with a wonderful range of grey tones, and detail throughout, from shadows to highlights. My methods and style are based on some of Adams’ techniques (Zone System, use of a view camera, etc.) and with some later tuition from American photographer Howard Bond, whose photographs are marvelous. To quote Bond, “I want the viewer of my print to have the impression that the subject was bathed in light which allows detail to be seen almost everywhere in the print”. This applies equally to my work.
My photography is represented by two galleries in addition to my own website www.jonathanbourla.com .