I take pictures of people, places, things and sometimes ideas,...
...but mostly people.
I strive to always portray each subject as they would portray themselves,...if they had over 20 years experience behind the lens, constantly working to gain a deeper understanding of the physics of light and objects in its field, and becoming an overall shadow whisperer, and photon-poet.
Maintaining a level of respect and interest for one's subject, and subject matter, always aides in the creation of an image, which most eloquently and concisely, communicates the story of this subject.
Through creative, cohesive and deliberate organization of both design and physical elements, throughout the creation process, one is able to compose a principled piece.
One must submerse one's self in first knowing, and then understanding, the core concepts and principles of one's art, and craft, so that it becomes second nature, This will ensure that these things, the "dogmatic parameters of artistic creation", do not interfere in their own skillful use by requiring their conscious implementation. This is where the contrived is borne.