Incomplete Stories by Craig Becker

Craig Becker is a photo-based artist whose varied creative experiences - gallerist, professional photographer, collagist and digital fine art printer - are each marked by the exploration for the visually evocative. In his current work, he draws upon these experiences to create richly layered images exploring the edges of the human condition. From his lakeside studio in rural Maine, he combines multiple images drawn from his own work and archival photographs. He starts with a general theme, but the work is constantly transformed during an intuitive and spontaneous process. The work comes together around notions of the unknown, perceptions, loss and transformation. His work has been widely published, received numerous awards, and exhibited nationally and internationally.

Stories form the foundation of our human experience. I create incomplete stories, where the elements of the image touch but their relationship is ambiguous. This encourages the viewer to connect the dots and create their own narrative. The framework is visually and emotionally complex, inviting exploration into the beauty within the shadows.

All photos by Craig Becker