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David Nibouar has been a semi-serious amateur photographer for most of his life. For much of that time, photography was nothing more than a tool to record events, people and places. Digital photography changed all that. Suddenly, photography stopped being a tool for documentation and blossomed into a means of expressing a very personal view of the world.
From a philosophical point of view, Dave believes that "less is more". He is not a technical photographer or an equipment junkie. Life in the 21st century often seems mind-numbingly complex; his photography is an attempt to escape from complexity and enter a simpler, more comfortable state of being. Equipment is minimal - a good quality digital SLR, one or two lenses, and a tripod are enough. Although he has photographed all over the world, his favorite images are products of the light, color, texture and ambiance of the Lewes area.
Dave's favorite photos are like visual haiku poems - the extraneous material is gone and the essence of the subject becomes clear. The initial photo is the raw material; minimal enhancements on the computer, like cropping and contrast adjustments, help to tease out the essence of the image. When it's right, there is a connection between the artist's eye and the heart of the viewer.
Chester County has been my home for most of my life and for over thirty years my wife and I have owned a horse farm in the Lincoln University area. We have been able to travel extensively and a lot of my current photographic inspiration comes from trips to Africa and the Orient as well as the Delaware seashore. In addition to Hardcastle Gallery, my work has been shown at the Packard-Reath Gallery and the Peninsula Gallery in Lewes, Delaware, Gallery 50 in Rehoboth Beach and the Oxford Arts Alliance. It has also appeared in Delaware Beach Life Magazine and the Wilmington News Journal.