Behind The Scenes
Todd Gragg is an Asheville based photographer, and travels extensively between North Carolina and Florida. Todd is a commercial and fine arts photographer, and enjoys cityscape and landscape. Todd’s fine art photography encompasses combining the human form with nature.
He uses long exposure times to “collect” light, which gives the photographs both detail and artistic quality. Through his camera Todd discovers the many aspects of the places he shoots, and allows the viewer to enjoy their transformation over time.
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Todd found his love for Photography on family holiday trips. Using a SLR camera he took photographs of the landscape and architecture. He remembers the anticipation before getting the films back and having tangible memories of the experience.
Since then he has submerged himself in fine art photography and the natural artistry of the world using figure models. Using the SLR format trying to create a seamless integration between model and landscape.
In life, we seek our own way; we are all in pursuit of happiness. We want to find something that’s going to make us different from the others, make our life special. We want to find a sense of life and we are testing different things just to find something that will be most important for us.; something that helps us to spread our wings and let our dreams come true. One day I came to the point where I realized that something was missing in my life; I wasn’t doing what I wanted to do. I’ve realized what that is, that something that was so magical and amazing for a little boy can become a real thing for a mature man; only then did I decided I needed to do this and take it seriously. I’ve realized that Photography can be more than just a passion and a dream; it can become a creative outlet for life.
Someone could ask why Photography? Photography is the medium, which allows us to show our own point of view, sometimes helps us to understand the world we live in and to discover something new about ourselves. Photography is like a passion, sometimes it is like a deeply concealed mystery, sometimes it gives us a chance to see what is invisible, hidden deep in our dreams. It is like desire; always bringing a joy. Photography as any other medium of art evokes emotions in us, asks questions and forces us to reflect on the world around us.