My name is Nick Pinkerton and I am a photographer. I find my creativity spawning from and releasing through the lens of my camera, as I translate my thoughts, perceptions, and visions into pictures.
I find myself making art because it keeps me in perspective with what is reality, and what is not. I say this because I fight a constant battle with the form of aesthetics in perspective. These days, anyone with a computer and a camera can tailor anything to their specific standards, no matter how realistic or how fictional that the subject may be. The subject can be manipulated to the artist’s liking, taking on a completely new form at the discretion of the photographer.
Reality is a very important aspect that I like to abide by when composing my favorite form of art. I find my images depicting either the way that subjects are in current day, or how they used to be in the past. Thus, the subjects of organic and inorganic moods are always in the playing field. I attempt to define the mood in my own way, radiating that perception to anyone who views my photographs. Through instilling an emotion into the audience, I can fully utilize the abilities of my work.
I shoot whatever interests me and draws my attention, yet the presentation factor of my images is what really strikes me as the most rewarding part of the whole process. I have my interpretation of the portrayed mood, but when the image is interpreted by anyone else; their opinions can differ and their perceptions of the image can be so different from one another. Rather than only having the standpoint of my interactions with the photo, I am fascinated when peers are able to point out the things that I don’t see in my own work.
If one were to ask, I would depict myself as a “jack of all trades” because I do not stick to just one specific topic, but rather portray many different subjects through my lens, sometimes influenced by my mood or current attitude at the time. For example, if I am in an adventurous mood, I usually take photographs of landscapes or subjects that I would depict as interesting along the course of my journeys. If my mood is creative, I am usually taking pictures of machines such as cars or any sort of machine, aiming to capture colors that complement the contour lines of the subject at hand. However, that is not to say that I have no bias against any type of photography, as it is all incredibly interesting to me. Rather, there are just certain styles and techniques that I am more familiar with, rather than the techniques that require more time, attention, and effort to master. Once I have found my inspiration and drive to take pictures, it boils down to putting the effort in and making the final product look interesting to fully complete my projects.