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 image is produced digitally, though many are initially shot on color transparency film to produce richly detailed, highly saturated color. I prefer natural light: the warm tones of early morning and late afternoon, or the subtle 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.