Donn Delson is an image collector. Some of his favorites were recorded visually without camera in hand.
At age six, staring out the window from the upper berth in the sleeper car, long after his parents assumed he was asleep, Delson freeze-framed the nighttime beauty of farms and fences and moonlit reflections in ponds as he raced by to the steady clickety-clack of the wheels on the tracks. It would be many years before he picked up a camera, but that same sense of discovery, intrigue and wonder has informed his photography from the start.
As one who has found peace in meditation, photography affords Delson spiritual nourishment and artistic expression. He believes successful photographs compel curiosity and evoke emotion. “I am drawn to images that convey tranquility, symmetry, and balance, utilizing negative space, and/or unexpected perspective.”
Noted photographer Michael Kenna commented, “None of us see the same photograph. A viewer comes into the image and finishes it.”
Delson’s images invite that journey.