Welcome to One Mountain Photo, the photography web pages of Ed Nazarko.
The range of photographic subjects I like to shoot is enormous - from 5x macro photographs of grains of sand to mountain ranges, from urban landscapes to rural farmers. Throughout the range of subjects, my style is anchored in a few principles and beliefs.
I'm a colorist, first and foremost. Whatever else my subject matter, every image is about color - how it smells, tastes, sounds, feels, and how it changes from moment to moment. I seek out unusual light - at the extreme ends of the day when the world is drenched in honey and berries, in leading and trailing edges of storms where clouds and water vapor can color the world green or blue or suck the color out of the world altogether.
I'm also an explorer of the sculptural elements of light, and how they interact with colors. Not just shadows, although they are always part of the story, but how light re-shapes physical objects and re-draws lines and colors. Light and color are constantly dancing with each other.
And finally, I'm a romantic. Modern photography can sometimes be intensely self-referential, dark, bizarre, even ugly and anti-compositional. That's not how I see the world. I find wonder, excitement, awe, and humor in what I see around me. While it is true that every photograph is to some extent about the photographer, you'll find the images here to be much more outwardly focused. Look, not look at me.
I seek the moments when light, form, and color come together to produce a glimpse into the soul of a person or a place, the moment of stillness that loosens a viewer from their world for a few seconds and lets them see the spirit of another.
The Galleries page links into individual thematic or stylistic bodies of work. The Blog is where I'll post snippets of current work, standalone images that aren't yet part of a bigger body of work, or that are experiments with concepts and techniques that may or may not become part of my photographic language.
The other pages are informational - a bit more about me, about how to purchase images from me, how to get in touch with me.