A note about techniques

Experimental photography uses manifold devices and techniques, just like experimental English. For most images, I am, so far, uninspired to carry around whisks, steel wool, mirrors, Christmas light strings, or other light-benders. Sometimes, I bring a flashlight or a tripod, sometimes.  Some days or nights, it is the precision that holds the appeal, other times it is the organic, imprecise that I use to find the image.

These are just my practice; and the bulk of my learning comes from the desire and intention to grow the next set of images into something more expressive, evocative or interesting.

I admire the ability of photographers who use just what the camera can do with different lenses; I tend to imitate them.

The modern camera remains like a brush to an image.  When I hold the brush unconventionally, the images interest me more; also, I wonder at the images other photographers make when they do things differently.

My images with multiple exposures are compiled in camera; which means post-processing is as simple as correcting the white balance and exposure. I am sure there is a way to accomplish these images with Photoshop; I just do not know how to do it.  One day, I may learn; it will inevitably fascinate me.  For the meantime, setting my Nikon to “multiple exposure” before pointing and moving the camera completes the whole trick to those images.


Macro images are achieved for me with extension tubes on my conventional lenses.  I find that I crop enough of the edges to eliminate the concerns of blur at the edges.

For more specific information, please reach out to me at eric@ericcookimages.com and I look forward to sharing our work together.