Eddie Draper

 

Eddie Draper

in the Exposure Column of

Rogue Magazine

The Experimental Spirit of the Modernist Photographer Vanguard

By Andrew L. Rudder  ~ andrew@roguemag.ca

© 2011 Rogue Enterprises, Inc. 


Like a bold cinematographer with a selective mastery over the right film stock, the appropriate lens and filters, the specific aperture speed and the precise shutter angle to ultimately realize the visual panoramic scene in accordance with the intentions of the director’s vision, Eddie Draper, like a cinematographer and a director, is an audacious, new visionary photographer with a cinematographic mind whose bold artistic, photographic expressions embody the experimental spirit of the modernist vanguard.  Eddie possesses the uncanny ability to set the models free from their inner inhibitions until they naturally fall within their comfort zones, which enables him to bring out their very best and capture them in the genuine moment of something interestingly special; filtering out the prose and truly capturing poetry in motion. 

Eddie is not afraid to experiment with lighting, adjust the shutter angles, change the aperture speeds, and try new lens and filters in order to set the visual tone of the photograph, bolster in a complimentary way the poignant, authentic expression of the model that evokes the right feelings and emotions, and instantaneously elicit one’s aesthetic senses and the exclamations of approval for his artistic expressions.  

The artistic expression of Eddie’s photographs, however, does not merely end upon the conclusion of the photography shoot as he relishes in the opportunity to engage in the art form of retouching his photographs by applying his illustrative skills to the photographs with the steady hand and precision of a surgeon, “Before I did photography I did art in college and then I went onto doing work in medical illustration.  I liked to get my drawings and paintings as life like as I could.  I then moved onto computers as there wasn’t much calls for illustration work.  I worked as a computer games artist for about 8 years but got bored of it ... so having dabbled in photography and retouching photographs I started

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