It's when you connect deep within, that something magical happens through the eye of the camera. That is what I see, the inspiration, not the image.
David Pechulis, Photographer
Time Passages Photography Studios
The subject in my photography is the byproduct of the inspiration created by the reflection of a special person, place, or moment in my life. It's when I connect deep within, that something magical happens through the eye of the camera. That is what I see, the inspiration, not the image. I just know what I see through my heart. Within those emotions and visions, I create artwork. I hope you cherish the photography as much as I do.
My methodology is reflective photographic artwork. Inspiration comes from music, my surroundings, friends (both living and living in memory), the extraordinary people in my life, reflections of places, special moments, successes, failures, and life struggles. As stated earlier, the photography subject is the byproduct of my reflective photographic process, they visually jump out at me, in all their beauty, during the reflective process. Regardless of where I am at, or time of day, when inspiration strikes me, I will take a walk, drive or hike.
Many of the photographs are titled after the songs of inspiration, such as “Goodbye Girl” by David Gates and “Best of My Love” Don Henley, Glenn Lewis Frey, John David Souther (The Eagles). Sometimes, the moments of reflection and emotions make me smile, laugh, and other times, I cried. Each photo I take has a unique and special meaning and is very personal. This often creates the most
difficult, yet most rewarding work I have ever completed.
The following lyrics were written by John Lennon and Sir Paul McCartney, “In My Life,” capture my feelings well:
“There are places I'll remember
All my life though some have changed
Some forever, not for better
Some have gone and some remain
All these places have their moments
With lovers and friends, I still can recall
Some are dead and some are living
In my life, I've loved them all”
I have been donating my artwork to various nonprofit organizations since 2004, raising funds for those in need. I dedicate my photography to those individuals that express their giftedness, talents, and abilities for the benefit and enrichment of those in need. It’s an act of love, compassion, selflessness, and humanity. We have been entrusted to be good stewards of our giftedness, which we do not own. Our giftedness is temporarily bestowed upon us by God. It is with this knowledge and wisdom that I continue my work and my journey through life.