edmertz.com: Artist's Statement

I enjoy photographing both rare and familiar subjects in the natural environment with the idea of revealing a unique perspective. I often choose to get close to a single plant, flower, or petal to appreciate the uniqueness of the individual form. If my images lift the spirit in wonderment or entertain and encourage a smile, I have achieved my goal. My hope is that they foster a greater understanding and love of nature.

In order to provide work of the highest quality, I am involved in every aspect of my art, from capturing the initial image to personally printing each one in my studio with the latest state-of-the-art equipment. All images are printed with pigmented archival inks, often on canvas, and framed. This printing technique gives each picture the appearance of an original painting.

I welcome the viewer to enjoy my art and invite comments and questions.