Artist Ackeem Salmon’s dramatic use of black and white sets the stage for his powerful and deeply evocative photography. See more of his work by visiting his website.
My artwork is deeply influenced by my passion for theater, writing and poetry. This is strongly seen displayed throughout my fashion and fine art photography.
My imagination is inspired by everything around me, as I push to create a different story each time with any object or person I may come in contact with. I treat my art like different short stories, as each individual art piece tells its own distinctive message.
I am my own Creative Director, as I also pose, direct, and style the subjects of my images. Hence, I create a moment rather than capture one.
I constantly stand to push the boundaries of how photography is sold and valued; therefore, my original pieces are turned into mixed media. In other words, after my photography is printed on canvas or any other medium, I embellish it with acrylic paints, pens, markers and other forms of media.
Ultimately, I stand strong in my poetic grounds as a fine artist. I always push to get across deep intricate messages, using a unique yet elegant manner, in all the pieces I make.
My goals are to impact the world with my visions of creativity and my passion for creating art that is true and sincere. I aim to inspire everyone that even glimpses my art to establish their own emotional connection from my own critical thinking.
I am currently working on a series of self-portraits, where I photograph myself to express my own thoughts of what socially exists around me. These portraits are similar to my own way of life, where I isolate myself from the world that exists around me and create my very own world.
I profoundly love the dramatic expression of emotions in how I execute my work. I am influenced greatly by the theater and all the aspects that surround it.
When I pose and style my models I think of it as a stage performance, one that causes an audience to sit at the edge of their seats with their feelings flooding inside of them.