JUNE 2013 BACK ISSUE by Bill McCullough Tone Poem is a series of black and white photographs that explore the rituals of weddings in the United States.  These photographs emphasize the mysterious, ambiguous side of this phenomenon of contemporary American life. My background is rooted in science and music, which has created a deep understanding of patterns and rhythm.  I view scenes as giant kinetic events; in that compressed atmosphere, I am constantly moving because time is finite, and the number of interesting situations seemingly infinite. I strive for a pure approach to photography, letting moments play out without my interference.  My idea of a great photograph is one that transcends its context and allows for many different interpretations.  My intent is not to compartmentalize life and art, but to find some space that links the two together. www.billmccullough.com/tone-poem
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