There are few places colors will pop when photographed at 11 a.m. With Santa Ana winds gusting to 40 mph, I thought if I shot long exposures it would look like an artist’s brush sweeping across the film. When I saw the results, I thought, “Monet!” He painted these surreal places, and this is my attempt at honoring the great master.
Jeff Mitchum is one of the great American and international landscape photographers who rose to success in the recent years. He is often described as the “Ansel Adams of color” in the fine art photography world. Self taught, Mitchum is known for his compositional mastery and the keynotes in his work are the use of natural light and subject matter. His aesthetic is simple – to capture the stunning beauty of nature and dramatic landscape and bring it to people’s everyday lives.