Tim Fontenot Photography

Fine Art Photography by Tim Fontenot

I am Very excited you have chosen this web site in search of fine art photography and/or a portrait photographer.  Thank you.


Ansel Adams once wrote: "Art implies control of reality, for reality itself possesses no sense of the aesthetic. Photography becomes an art when certain controls are applied."       


The images within these galleries have had "certain controls applied".  They are, indeed, to be considered as Art.


"Fine art photography is first about the artist, second about the subject, and third about technique. The artist is the most important element in the creation of art. The same artist may, and often does, work with various subjects during his career, using a number of different techniques and possibly a variety of mediums. The goal is to create a work of art; subjects and techniques are both vehicles used in the process of reaching this goal."(1)


"Because art is first about the artist, it is essential that the artist control the work. Only through this control can the artist’s personality, inspiration, passion, and vision become part of the work. Only through this control can the artist share his vision through his work. Ultimately, what the audience wants is to see how a specific artist views the world, and this can only take place if the artist assumes full control of the creation of a work of art." (2)


Whenever you see my images, you see glimpses of my world view.  You see parts of my personality - parts of my core principles laid bare for all to discover.  In my opinion, it is the only way I can create a photograph, as opposed to taking a photograph.  Whenever a scene strikes me as worthy of shooting, I "see" what it can become in addition to what it is.


Thank you for your business, and please encourage your friends to visit this site for great landscape/nature Fine Art images and superb examples of Fine Art Portraits.

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(1) MARKETING FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY by Alain Briot, p. 14

(2) MARKETING FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY by Alain Briot, p. 15