of Jeff Hitchcock
Hitchcock was born in Erie, PA and was raised in a host of towns and
small cities up and down the eastern seaboard. He earned a bachelor
of fine arts degree in the commercial/visual arts in 1989 at the University
of Central Florida.
Most of what inspired Jeff early on was illustration and photography
and he worked as a graphic designer for three years after college.
Soon thereafter, Jeff traveled throughout the United States finding
work where he could, photographing towns and mountain regions along
the way. In May 1993 he settled in Provincetown, MA and began to focus
on the photography and the unique light and skies that are prevalent
on the cape during the autumn and winter months.
Jeff's early work on the cape focused around the general landscape
and he built a large body of images and displayed them in shops and
galleries around the cape and the northern coast.
Lately Jeff has been experimenting with a new style that he calls
'abstract landscape.' This style shows more the artist's creative
eye and focuses more on artistic vision and not technical wizardry.
These images showcase Jeff Hitchcock's own unique sense of color,
light and composition and he believes this "explains more of
what the artist can create with a certain vision in mind and not just
what a camera can do."
All of his images are created with an older style, more basic manual
single reflex camera combined with a host of different lenses.
None of his images are manipulated with colored filters or digital