David Duplessie

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My work is based on the minimal, to show the base of any subject. Most people innately see the overall; few ever notice the parts and pieces of that whole. My impetus is to reveal that inner being of a subject to the everyperson eye.

The process is more intricate than simply depicting a small bit of something, the idea for me is to show the passersby that which they miss every day. To allow them the enjoyment of seeing that which they never take notice of and seldom see the beauty in it.

I return to the gargoyle downspout at Chambord as an example. Upon showing my image to the other members of the excursion and seeing their reaction, that was the pay-off. Their surprise and awe at something so common that they had never noticed it before. Their smiles said it all for me. Though I did not know at the time, I had to photograph in this manner.

Additionally, I present my work in the square format. This requires the viewer’s attention to see only the portion they often miss when looking at a subject. The square eliminates the extraneous information unneeded for the enjoyment of the segment shown.

It is through this process I remain motivated to seek out the structures, public art and expanses to explore. I don’t simply document the character of a piece; I strive to investigate the portions that are overlooked. This is all for the result of bringing a smile to a face, a remembrance to a thought, for a pleasure for the observer.