Ted Gore - Landscape Photographer
Ted Gore is a landscape photographer based in southern California and has gained massive international acclaim for his development of a highly sophisticated style of photography characterized by a combination of ambitious compositions and seductive processing. His portfolio is a testament to his incredible range and his ability to translate scenes with even the most unconventional features and challenging conditions into compelling works of art. Ted was awarded the title of USA Landscape Photographer of the Year for 2015, judged by a panel of highly regarded landscape photographers such as Marc Adamus, Art Wolfe, Charlie Waite, and others. Ted is an accomplished outdoorsman, spending ample time in the various wilderness areas of the world such as Patagonia, the California Sierras, the Italian Dolomites, among others, and completing the entire Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine, and the John Muir Trail in California. Ted is also a certified Wilderness First Responder by the Wilderness Medical Association.
Besides leading workshops, Ted also creates widely praised instructional videos that give viewers tremendous insight into the process of creating his images. Ted’s creative output also includes projects in the motion graphics industry, which gives him an exceptional breadth of expression and a unique multidisciplinary perspective that informs all of his creative and instructional endeavors. Feel free to send him a message, join the mailing list, or find him on various social media outlets by clicking on the links in the upper right corner of the page.
My Artistic Vision
A new age of photography is upon us, and I have fully embraced it. I enjoy pushing the boundaries of creating imagery of our natural world, and it is no mistake that I use the term 'imagery' rather than 'photograph'. My work extends beyond the boundaries of what a photograph can be and fully utilizes the amazing technology that we have at our disposal in this day and age. The digital era has changed the game. I regularly utilize digital tools to take the photographs my camera gives me, and use it to create images that speak to me, and I hope, speak to my viewers. I treat them as metaphors to my experiences in nature that I visit... a manifestation of my minds eye, not just simply documentation. There is a large grey area between real and unreal in terms of photography these days, and not only in these days, but since the beginning of the medium. Picasso once said, 'Art is a lie that tells the truth.' And the truth I am telling with my art, is the truth of the creative vision that materializes in my mind, mixed a bit with the truth that occurs in nature. I love to take what nature creates, and mix it up with my own creative vision to make something that is uniquely mine. What am I saying? Are my images fake? Well, from my experience, that's largely a subjective opinion, and for the viewer to decide. I will not say if my images are 'fake' or not, but I will promise my viewers that my images depict the static and permanent(relative to our frame of time) as they are in nature, and the images I create do depict the meteorological within the realm of reality and what I experienced. However, I do not limit myself to the images that a camera creates, and often utilize advanced processing techniques such as focus, perspective, focal length, exposure, and time blends to better manifest my creative vision which is uniquely and largely influenced by my experiences with nature. I hope you enjoy my work!