Judd is an avid paddler, printer, and photographer, who has worked and lived in the world of print and visual art most of his life. His display reflects these passions, most notably in his peaceful river scenes captured from his solo canoe. In addition to Dayton, Ohio and Michigan landscapes, his travels to the Western United States and the Northwoods country help to round out his love of nature. His work also reflects several trips to Cuba to photograph people and dancers, and he loves to work with portraits exploring the human condition.
Life is a wild journey; Sometimes it moves fast without looking back, and other times slows down with a breath-taking view. I’ve always loved the ability to freeze slices of life in images, full of emotion, beauty, tension or whatever you see at that split second. Photos can and should tell such stories.
I also believe good photography, as well as art in general, is about presentation. Whether you are posting on social media, making fine art, or anything in-between, how it is presented makes all the difference.
By spending most of my professional life in the world of commercial print, design, and communications, I often find myself experimenting with different ways to present images and ideas, weather through straight photographic printing or mixing it up with different print methods and substrates, or whatever embellishments might add to the final vision of what story the particular piece needs to tell.