I enjoy creating art. I enjoy photography, especially landscapes. I am especially drawn to the remote areas of Oregon, where I keep going back year after year. Wherever I go, I look at scenes with a fresh perspective that is uniquely my own. I may not be capturing images of famous iconic spots.
Instead, I look for beauty in ordinary scenes that are understated. I enjoy including wildlife in my landscape images, which can also emphasize my unique approach to composition.
I find that expressing myself through art is one of the most rewarding things in my life. Through photography I strive to express my feeling and to transmit the excitement that I felt at the moment of capture. While I strive to optimize the images with a twist of my artistic expression, I always keep in mind that as an artist, I become “semi-transparent” in order to convey the beauty of the scene itself.
You are viewing a collection of my favorite images of Oregon and other places in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. I have fond memories and stories on every one of them. I find that expressing myself through art is one of the most rewarding things in my life.
I am delighted to share my joy and excitement with others through art. I hope that my artistic expression has nourished your soul as well.
This site is still under development, and isn't currently set up for photo sales . However, I do have greeting cards, prints and matted prints for sale. Please email me if you are interested.
Katsuyuki Shibata Photography
- Engaging the Understated Beauty of Oregon, the Northwest & the Beyond