“Images are found wherever travel takes me. My eye tends to see images which are abstract or which can be abstracted through the digital process. Fragments and details of objects and areas also attract my attention. I am very aware of light and try to utilize it to best enhance the effect on the final image.”
T.R. (Ray) Maines is retired commercial photographer with a B.S. degree in Illustrative Photography from Rochester Institute of Technology. He studied with fine art instructors such as Minor White, Ralph Hattersley and Charles Arnold. After a career in national advertising, editorial and catalog photography, he has now returned to fine art photography.
Ray Maines’ work is both in film and digital formats. The film formats range from 35mm to 4 x 5 . The medium is black and white and color. While much of his current work is digital, many film negatives are also scanned and digitally printed. He has elected to produce all his finished work in a dry, digital darkroom, utilizing traditional photographic techniques. In addition, some of the images are further manipulated using Photoshop and other software techniques only available in the digital format. Finished images are archival gicl?e prints. Printing is done with archival pigmented inks on watercolor paper or canvas.