Sam Lightman 2015

Photographers document; artists interpret. Today’s imaging technology enables the synthesis of the two into a new medium that expands the horizons of both while permanently and increasingly blurring the distinctions between them.

Current software incorporates amazingly extensive and complex tool sets which allow the realization of virtually any conceivable vision. It is those capabilities that Sam Lightman has invoked in the creation of his various series.

The results are photomontages of considerable complexity. His images occupy the boundary between photography and painting; they combine a lifelong interest in photography with a determination to go beyond what the lens records, into the realm of imagination and creativity.