Paradox Ethereal Magazine 07 -13Unconscious Inspiration

Art photographer, US, interview

“Sometimes inspiration is fleeting and perhaps should be (for me) as unconscious as possible. My inspiration comes from nature itself. I am enamoured of nature, and that admiration has only increased as I age. If  I create from the heart, nearly everything works; if from the head, almost nothing comes together.” 


James Philip Pegg reveals to Paradox Ethereal  Magazine …

I have spent most of my life living in the West Indies, and in Belize, Central America. (stateside at the time). Being the son of a artist, I had my drawing table next to my dad’s. I think that I was four years old then. Later on at my tenth birthday, I was given my first camera and that started me into photography. Many years of experience as a teacher, photographer, printmaker and illustrator, led me back to fine art.

More recently turned to “the vintage look”, as my photographs and paintings compliment each other. My inspiration comes from nature itself. I am enamoured of nature, and that admiration has only increased as I age. If  I create from the heart, nearly everything works; if from the head, almost nothing comes together.

My favourite people in the arts are: Victor Hugo, C.S Lewis, (writers). John Waterhouse, Carl Larsson (painters), Isadora Duncan (dancer) Rod Mckuen (poet), Music, I Love it! Fritz Henle, & Julia Margaret Cameron, and the list goes on. Kindness is just about the nicest thing there is. It is the principle of friendship and the essence of love.

My work can be merely broken down  generally into characteristics such as “romanticism” or so…I think that sometimes inspiration is fleeting and perhaps should be (for me) as unconscious as possible.  Words and classifications are moving away from truth, which in my opinion is found closer, in simple feelings.


CONTACT

http://www.fotoblur.com/people/philpegg

https://www.flickr.com/photos/91072229@N02/sets/72157636629723545


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