Lewis Rogers

Crossville Tennessee

Lewis Rogers

Crossville Tennessee

I started using a camera for art starting in the Navy in 1969. After serving my country, I attended Massey College from 1973 to 1975, and received an Associate of Arts Degree in Photography. After marrying my bride, Becky, we moved to Washington D.C. in September of 1975. Our time together has taken us to Roanoke, Virginia, Pittsburgh, Penn., and back to Washington, D.C. over the years. We are now living in Crossville, Tennessee. Visual Series My work from 1975 to 1983 used the single image to a polyptych series of images, in the minimalist photography styles of the time. Retinal Series In the early 90's I took a new approach to my photography, dedicating a series to how one's eyes (mine, at least) wander from one point of interest to another, taking an irregular route through the scene as opposed to straightforward vertical or horizontal movement. Beginning in 1993 my focus started to shift as I became fascinated with capturing not just how your eye takes in a scene; but also how much of that information is mentally retained. Hence, I set the points of interest so they show the space of the retained memories; and the blank space around these subjects represents the subtractive space; which is the lost memories of the entire scene. Scenes can be as little as one view or as many as it takes to make a complete memory in a sequence in time. ET Series After returning to East Tennessee in 2008, I learned of Ansel Adams disappointment in the images he made in the Smoky Mountains in 1948 for the Guggenheim Fellowship. He only had a few days to shoot. I decided to do a series dedicated to the works of the f64 group, using todays digital technology. I will also continue my sequence in time series as well.