Bruce Block is a self-taught photographer who relocated to Portland, Oregon in the late 1990’s and discovered a love of the natural world and beauty in it inspired by his surroundings. He originally was a process engineer in high technology with a speciality in optics and he applies much of his experience to his current work.
He started shooting stock photography in 2007 and has recently expanded into fine art contemporary photography. Combining traditional photographic techniques with digital processing he enjoys creating images that transform the mundane into something vibrant and interesting.
I draw inspiration from the natural world and the Pacific Northwest offers plenty of opportunities. My artwork is a process that evolves with many iterations. I often start with a photographic image that, while technically sound is not particularly exciting. I then experiment with color/contrast/saturation/negative imaging until I get the something bold and captivating. Just as I learned in my process engineering background, every process can be continually improved upon and perfected, hopefully my artwork will follow the same path.