October 01, 2011 — They say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. These colloquialisms may be commonly used, but are rarely put to the test. Indeed, the observant eye can not only see beauty in the unexpected, but capture and communicate that beauty to a wider audience with a universality that transforms the under-appreciated into the sublime. AN EXCERPT from Rangefinder Magazine October 2011....Read more....http://www.shaakphotography.com/RangefinderMagazineOct2011-st-louis.html
"Beautifully Decayed" A Journey through the
"Traces of Humanity"
Todd Shaak Photography
One Photographer...one incredible view of the world in which we live.
Todd Shaak utilizes his gift of inner vision to capture and display a view of the world that might otherwise be taken for granted. In so doing, he transmits all of the emotion, eloquence, and nuance of design that make each of his subjects unique. Through his understanding of light and this artistic ability, he is able to capture a beauty and definition that can be found only in the product of one who has mastery of his craft.
"If I can capture an image that makes someone laugh, cry, reflect, imagine - even put their arm around a friend - then I have made a connection on some universal level. That response affords me an ability to share in an expression of emotion.." – Todd Shaak