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Adam Mateo Fierro

Infinite Grandeur Fine Art Photography featuring the fine art landscapes of Adam Mateo Fierro.

Museum quality prints are available on canvas, metal & acrylic perfect for your business, home, family or friends with optional matting, framing & paper.

Digital licensing is also available. Contact me for more information.

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My name is Adam Mateo Fierro and I am a photographer specializing in fine art landscapes.

I find myself in that venerable tradition of photographers who are visually drawn to rocks and such.

"The world is going to pieces and all [Ansel] Adams and [Brett] Weston photograph is rocks and trees!" - Henri Cartier-Bresson

I affirm with Ansel Adams that the natural world is enormously beautiful; only consider the majestic variety of lakes and rivers, waterfalls and oceans, mountains and forests.

And should the world find itself on the precipice, I believe that 'beauty will save the world' (Prince Myshkin, The Idiot by Dostoevsky).

But what does it mean to say I specialize in fine art landscapes? How does fine art photography differ from other forms of photography?

A few points:

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"Creating a fine art photograph means creating an image that goes beyond the literal aspect of the scene or the subject photographed. It means creating an image that shares a personal vision, a message, or a metaphorical aspect. It means creating a photograph, not just taking a photograph." - Alain Briot

"You don't take a photograph, you make it." - Ansel Adams

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"High-concept photographs go beyond mere literal representations of your subjects; instead, they seek to use light, composition, mood and color creatively. On one level, high-concept photography is the difference between 'snapshots' and 'art' - but it's so much more than that. It's the difference between merely documenting your subjects and telling a compelling story instead. It's about going from 'meh' to 'wow!' It's about showing your viewers something they haven't seen before - and showing them your personal and unique artistic vision." - Ian Plant

"High-concept photography moves past a 'straightforward' or 'literal' approach. Famous photographer Minor White once said, "One should photograph objects, not only for what they are but for what else they are." More than just some artistic mumbo jumbo, this quote gets at the heart of high-concept photography. It starts with the process of artistic abstraction - seeing your subjects not as rocks, trees or bears, but rather in terms of shape, color, light, motion and energy - that is, seeing your subjects "for what else they are." High-concept photography seeks to capture mood and emotion, and to use light, color, composition, time and moment creatively. A high-concept photograph might reduce the primary subject to just an element of the overall composition, rather than focus on it alone." - Ian Plant

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"A fine art print must 'sing.' This means that the print must have a lyrical quality, a quality that makes the image come to life and metaphorically sing, or speak, to the viewer." - Alain Briot

"I can look at a fine art photograph and sometimes I can hear music." - Ansel Adams, who also said that the negative was the score and the print the performance