Douglas Biklen

I aim for my photographs to have a quality of realism, but to emphasize geometry and color, with subjects that are recognizable, but also abstract.

Each photograph is produced digitally, although many are shot initially in medium format on color transparency film to produce richly detailed, highly saturated colors. I use mainly natural light, often in the early morning and late afternoon for warm tones, yet sometimes a subject works best if caught in the subtle, even, cool light of a cloudy day or evening.

Among the most abstract of the works is the series called “surface scenes.” These photographs evoke landscape scenery but do not reproduce it, drawn instead from painted and discolored surfaces.