Pat Jilesen – RE/MAX
On February 19, 2017 - Exhibit
The title of my exhibit, Lateralus, comes from a song/album title by the band Tool. The song Lateralus, is about constantly growing and expanding, pushing yourself in new ways. I feel like I’ve done that with my photography over the last year and took a bigger step than I had in previous years, so I thought it a fitting title. I’ve tried to move beyond just basic landscapes, to try and see things differently, things others might miss. Putting more thought into composition, while also trying to keep it simple. This year I feel I’ve discovered more of my style and the types of photos I want to take (they usually involve long exposures), and where I want to go with my photography. I look at photos I took a year ago and I’m no longer happy with them. I look at photos from 2 years ago and I cringe. I think that is a good thing. I also got to photograph mountains this year for the first time, in Banff and Jasper National Parks. Even though conditions were smoky, it was an incredible experience that I’m happy to be able to share with people.