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Neal Schlosburg A&M2

Posted on Nov 19, 2017

Neal Schlosburg – Juried Artist – NS Fine Art Images

I am a native Washingtonian who grew up around Polaroid and Brownie Box cameras. Music also played an important part of my formative years. Photographic images and music are tightly wired in my DNA.

During my youth, my father first took family photographs with his Brownie Box camera. Later, he used one of the early Polaroid cameras. It was watching the Polaroid negatives develop that really drew me into photographic imagery. Meanwhile, my parent’s (later, my own) vinyl LPs were spinning on the turntable in the family room.

Earlier in my life, I created art with pastels and charcoal. But rather than water colors, pastels or oil paints, I am an artist who paints with light. My camera is my palette, my lenses are my brushes, Photoshop is my painter’s knife and metal is my canvas.

It started with black and white film. Capturing images with a Pin Hole camera, then developing and printing them as contact sheets in the summer camp’s darkroom. From there, it was a variety of film cameras and my own darkroom. At the same time, I was exploring a wide range of music on my stereo. After that, I used several digital SLRs. I now own a digital mirrorless camera, along with an old film camera.

My love of music also entered the creative process, albeit in an unexpected way. Looking at one of my fine art images, a large delicate white flower with linen like petals, my wife said it reminded her of a beautiful wedding dress. The moment she made the comment, Billy Idol’s “White Wedding” played in my head. Since then, all my images are named after a song title, an album title or a band name. The fine art image you see here is titled: “E-Ne-Me-Ne-Mi-Ne-Moe (The Choice Is Yours To Pull)” by the Jackson 5. The marriage of music and my fine art imagery, binds me to my art in a very personal way.

Fine art images, are my passion and a joy I love to share. “Every Picture Tells a Story”, is why I love painting with light, to tell stories and share emotions.

NS Fine Art Images