Eric Scott Bloom (1962 - ) is a multi-media fine artist. He has created extensive bodies of work in Photography, Painting, Music, Digital Enhancement & Graphic Design, Writing, and Experimental Video. All works of art presented on this site are ©EricScottBloom/MODARTIST and are solely owned by the artist. Any questions or feedback you may have is entirely welcome.
In addition to self-expression through multiple art forms, Eric's subject matter is as varied as can be. Above is a typical photograph from his on-going series called FLOWER POWER. Scrolling down further, you will see that no subject is out of range or his field of interest….
From Series LIGHT GAMES. This was shot from in flight, as we approached Boston's Logan Airport. A longer-than-normal shutter speed allowed the camera to see the present and the "future," in a much more sophisticated and technologically advanced way than even the miraculous human eye ~ © MODARTIST
CAMERA ON WHEELS ~ Annoying, worrisome, and irritating to friends and family alike, who happen to be in the unique position of car passenger while I drive around these United States, I have made a habit (giving in to an obsession) of photographing sights of interest while driving. Decades of this method have produced no accidents to date, although there was a police pull-over during a session of shooting pictures at night! ~ © MODARTIST
MOON TURN THE TIDES, GENTLY, GENTLY AWAY...Like the poets and the painters and the composers, our moon is a constant subject and source of inspiration for me. Like my fascination with clouds, no moon ever looks the same to me. My interest in the great satellite inspires me to attempt to capture it in as many new and unique ways as possible, including specific times of the year, rare weather patterns, and amongst earth-bound architecture ~ © MODARTIST
NEW OLD GLORY ~ How many ways can the flag be interpreted via camera? I have coined the term "Magic Box" for the camera; especially the new and ever-increasingly adept digital models. For me, a quintessential aspect of photography as art, is seeing objects beyond what they literally are. I apply my perspective--- in addition to the conditions of light, time of day, season, weather, movement---to capture everyday sights as objective, abstract forms. I strive, like a poet does with language, to transform the instantly recognizable into metaphor. My passion for what the Magic Box can do goes far beyond capturing a technically beautiful image. However difficult the concept may be, I continue to attempt to turn the mundane or typical into images which express my deep feelings for the miracle of photography, cameras, and how the brain can direct the human eye toward something poetic, as opposed to something merely documentary ~ © MODARTIST
LET ME BE PERFECTLY CANDID ~ There are formal portraits, which I have deeply explored thoroughly over the years, using a very simple studio set-up; black background paper and a couple of high-watt bulbs; however my catalogue of candid portraits has produced some of my most enduring, and endearing, images. There's a definite art to being able to get interesting pictures of people without giving yourself away. I think of it as almost a form of acting. I employ several different methods of behavior to become invisible while the subjects are doing their own thing, in their very own, unabashed ways ~ © MODARTIST
FURRY PEOPLE ~ My take on animals---especially cats and dogs---is that they are simply "furry people." Any pet-lover knows what I'm talking about. Of the literally millions of species of non-human on the planet, it is the cat and the dog that intrigue me the most. Often times I feel my portraits of these creatures show, through their expressions and eyes, an even more compassionate, intelligent, and sensitive side than some humans display ~ © MODARTIST
THE FEMININE MYSTIQUE Of The FEMALE PHYSIQUE ~ Female athletes, bodybuilders, gymnasts and dancers, among others, has been an over-riding theme of my work, since 1984. I have photographed and painted portraits of thousands of women, at all levels of fitness and experience. This portrait in particular holds divine meaning for me. It is my long-time friend and artistic Muse, Ginger Voss, also known among my audience as "GingyGirl." A great artist and multi-talent in her own right, her participation in my photographic work has added a flavor and dimension I truly cherish, and which will always be prominently featured among my most recognizable images, many hundreds of which feature Miss Ginger ~ © MODARTIST
LIQUID WATERS ~ Another endlessly fascinating subject which shall never be exhausted. Oceans, seas, rivers, puddles, droplets, pools…on and on it goes. For myself, water, in all its countless forms, is fine art, even before it is captured by photography, painting, or film ~ © MODARTIST
CARFLECTIONS ~ Pictures that appear to have been manipulated via Photoshop; reflections on cars, of cars, or anything that can be reflected on the shiny automobile, in the right light, are by the nature of the materials involved, enhanced as soon as the shutter is clicked. Multi-leveled iconography ~ © MODARTIST
IMAGINE FLYING ~ I have been having a recurring dream since I was a small boy; the ability to fly. My bird images are a kind of vicarious ode to these strange creatures who either ignore or use gravity to do something I can only do in dreams ~ © MODARTIST
ATOP THE CLOUDS ~ For years, I have heard from friends and family alike, "Again you're photographing clouds?! Don't you have enough clouds? What are you gonna do with all these cloud pictures? Don't they all look alike?" I view clouds like snowflakes, or fingerprints; every picture so different. I even see/feel a kind of intelligence about certain formations, as though these chemical floaters were some sort of beings. And, as with most subjects I favor beside faces, in clouds, I see countless, perfect faces, animals, and objects bound to the earth. This image was captured while flying (via air jet) at about 30,000 feet over water. If the camera is set right, the plane's window becomes invisible ~ © MODARTIST
LIFE IS A BEACH ~ My favorite locale for taking pictures full of joy, sorrow, bliss, and loneliness, is the beach. My two favorite beaches are Nantasket Beach in Hull, MA, and Hallandale Beach in South FL. What people do at the beach is what people were meant to do with their brief time on Earth. ~ ©MODARTIST
KYLE ERIC BLOOM ~ There is no subject more important to me than that of my son, Kyle. I have been photographing, painting, and filming him since he was ten seconds old, and it is this subject that gives me the most satisfaction and artistic joy. This is a self-portrait; the artist and his prodigy, Kyle Eric, a multi-talented artist himself. Kyle is a prodigious composer of modern classical music, cellist, painter, photographer, cartoonist, actor, and filmmaker, to name but a few of his budding talents ~ © MODARTIST
MINIATURES ~ What can I say about the kids? I could try to sum up what children mean to me, as people, and as photographic subjects; but do I really have to? ~ © MODARTIST
WATER ON THE MOVE ~ Another ode to liquid. I may be ignorant and naive, but water that gushes, and travels at high speeds, seemingly powered by nothing in particular, fascinates me to no end. I'm glad such things thrill me like a kid on Christmas morning, especially when I am armed with the magic box! ~ © MODARTIST
THE CHRONICLES OF ANNIE ~ Another perfect Muse I was blessed to discover. The embodiment of THE FEMININE MYSTIQUE. One of my most documented subjects, this dear friend is a whirlwind of talent and ambition, both in business and art. She owns and runs a state-of-the-art hair and beauty salon, is an expert poser and model, and has recently taken up oil painting, producing some amazing canvases. Annmarie Bucaccio Semonian is always full of surprises, and changes every life she touches, always for the better. What more could a photographer wish for? Stunning beauty and a powder keg of elegance and drama. My camera is a magic box. Annie is a magic woman ~ © MODARTIST
RAW JPGs (RIGHT OFF THE CARD) ~ Some of these images are published as "raw" jpegs, taken right of the memory card, without benefit of photo-editing. Frankly speaking, I find very few images in my archives that couldn't be highly improved both artistically and technically with a few moves in Photoshop. This image is a particularly good example of an image that has its own particular beauty and aesthetic, sans enhancement, but which could be made into a technically brilliant piece of eye-candy with a few basic enhancements ~ © MODARTIST
ROADS MORE TRAVELLED ~ One of tens of thousands of results from one of thousands of nature walks. The deeper into the woods you go, the higher the chances of witnessing miracles normally hidden away from our daily lives of pavement and traffic lights (yet another raw jpeg) ~ © MODARTIST
PHOTO-JOURNALISM•DOCUMENTARY ~ Pre-digital. A scan of a 35mm negative from Kodak's Tri-X film. Of great enjoyment to me, and my personal aesthetic, is to provoke thought and questions with imagery that has multiple meanings, or, even more exciting, images that question Meaning itself ~ © MODARTIST
SKY HIGH ~ My son's portfolio of sky and cloud images he has entitled "Sexual Skies." Slightly enigmatic, but I know what he means. Some sunrises and sundowns are so breathtakingly beautiful, they do have a sense of the erotic. This is the kind of photographic image that is tailor-made to be used as a guide for an oil painting, but in poetic respects, is already a painting. Nature's painting. The difference being the fleeting nature of clouds and skies. Here you see a moment the sum total of which is one 100th of a single second. As soon as this amazing scene was captured, it was gone in its captured form. The magic Box is the magical freezer of time, scene, and memory. This is a raw jpeg; gorgeous as is, yet begging for some creative enhancements, the possibilities of which are limited only by the artist's imagination ~ © MODARTIST
THE NATURE OF NATURE (Master Plan) ~ How beautiful and mesmerizing is this living thing, as well as the image of it, to me? The only thing that will quench my lust for seeking out and capturing things of our planet like this, would be to live eternally; to never perish, so I could go on photographing the world, as long as the world exists ~ © MODARTIST
DETRITUS • EVERYTHING IS NATURE ~ The popular belief is that some things come from nature, or are nature, or natural, and some things are outside of Nature; "man-made." Such as in this picture, which would be described as two man-made objects, floating in a pool of nature. I disagree. If you really think about it, there is absolutely nothing in this world that doesn't come from this world. The materials and chemicals, etc. that are required to make bulbs, and tennis balls---cameras and refrigerators, all come right out of our Mother Earth. EVERYTHING. You cannot take a picture of anything, without showing Nature ~ © MODARTIST
JEROME SEINFELD ~ Before he landed The Jerry Show, me and my sister [pictured] were crazy about him. We caught his act in 1985 at Catch A Rising Star, in Cambridge, MA, Harvard Square. His entrance was wordless. He just imitated Superman flying. Stage left; stage right---flying, arms outstretched, with that patented Seinfeld smirk ~ © MODARTIST
MACRO-MANIA ~ This cutie didn't move for so long, I began to doubt it was real. Talk about posing for free! I was so thrilled to get as close as I was, most of the frames I shot came out slightly blurry, because I was literally shaking nervously, expecting it to split any second, before I got what I got!~ © MODARTIST
DOCUMENTIA (For Love) ~ This is NOT a raw jpeg. This was enhanced to appear much darker than the original. I wanted a more dramatic atmosphere; to turn darkness into an endless void. Ironic, since the music Kyle and his cohorts made that evening was full of breadth and light ~ © MODARTIST
DIGITAL MANIPULATIONS ~ Once you get into even the most basic Photoshop (or whatever your picture-editor) effects, you realize that you can produce literally thousands of unique images using just a single photograph. I find it a miracle to use; then I think about the mentality of those who INVENTED this dazzling application!!!! ~ © MODARTIST
MULTI-MEDIA (Fine Artist) ~ I don't do enough of this anymore. It spurs a sense of total freedom and an 'anything goes' attitude. Look around you. What do you see that isn't art, or that can't become art? Don't ask me that question. I look at a refrigerator and see a work of art. Another creation featuring Annie The Muse ~ © MODARTIST
EpiGothicSINGLES ~ Sleeve art created (self-portraits included) for my original songs, over 200 of which are currently on line ~ © MODARTIST
WORKING MY INSOMNIA ~ I never make a single move without my magic box…. © MODARTIST
ODE TO CARTIER-BRESSON ~ Driving in Arizona….digital camera heaven ~ © MODARTIST
CHASIN' LITTLE BUGGERS ~ I am forced to alter manual camera settings faster than Hussein Bolt. I managed one of 14 I felt was publishable for Red Hornet ~
Pre~Agoraphobia, 1986. The Can Collector, Boston Common ©MODPIX
Passers Bye, Boston, MA ©MODPIX ~ Digital Enhancement
Home Studio Polaroid of works in progress...
A "selection." ACRYLIC & Inks on Canvas ©MODARTIST
Art exchange (FB); w/Marcus Yates….It IS & Will Be
Mesa AZ, 1996 The Feminine Mystique Of The Female PHYSIQUE~~~©MODARTIST
THE CHRONICLES Of ANNIE ©MODARTIST. All Rights Reserved. Muse-ings
R A W J P E G P r o j e c t ©MODARTIST.
E r i k a A N D E R S C H, 1988 ©MODARTIST~E
Miss Gay's Ruffian ~ Gilbert, AZ ©MODARTIST ~ 2009
"YES, I'm uh Cellist….yes…"
Ersatz Hardcover Edition of The Portraits of EricScottBloomakaMODARTIST
it's GingyGirl, in all her glory ~ ©MODARTIST
Perhaps there is another Shakespeare, ten million light years away. And he's trying to figure this woman out…©MOD
The Nature Of Nature ©EricScottBloom/MODARTIST.
From the infamous RAW JPEG Project ©MODARTIST
From LIGHTGAMES Series (Raw Jpeg) ©MODARTIST
A LIGHTGAMES Raw JPEG ©MODARTIST. ALL Imagery : All Rights Reserved.
Another from the LIGHT GAMES Series (Raw Jpeg) ©MODARTIST
Continuously evolving SLIDE-SHOW presentation (RAW JPEGS). All imagery ©EricScottBloom.
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