Michael Preble: Photography

A number of my photographs are processed with only minimal manipulation, using simple adjustments, like color and lighting. I even have a few 35 mm film images. I am most excited when using digital filters to alter the color, and the linear and spatial elements of the composition. I have some 500, most with additional scaled adjustments. I liken the process to improv on the piano – you find a riff that works, then you add to it, and add to it. Or you go back and take another direction. The key is knowing when you're done – when you have transformed and elevated the original to something quite extraordinary and often unexpected. www.mpreble.com