Lewis Rogers Bio I discovered I wanted to be an artist from an early age. Even though I could not afford a camera until I joined the Navy in 1969, and discovered Camera 35 magazine, along with other publications of the time. I found the works of all the other great artists of photography such as Stieglitz, Man Ray, White, Gibson, and Michals. I knew I wanted to use the camera not just for monetary gain, but for true creative expression. I graduated from Massey College in Atlanta with a B.A. in photography. While studying there, I met my wife, Becky, and we married and settled in Washington D.C. in 1975. Visual Memories Series Visual Memories is the compilation of the photo-sequential and polyptych symbolistic work from 1972 to 1984. This work is not about how I felt at the time the images I created, but about the feelings, the viewer has to evaluate each photograph as a single image or in combination with other photos. I was influenced by the various styles of street photography done around this time. I have always thought that a photograph should be able to stand on its own, as well as a part of a sequence of images. I am now working on the book "Visual Memories" in the photo-sequence and polyptych from this series. Retinal Memories Series I love capturing memories I see, starting in 1989 the next evolution of my photo-sequential and polyptych work, I began a series of how one’s eyes (mine, at least) wanders from one point of interest to another, taking an irregular route through the scene as opposed to the straight vertical or horizontal movement. Beginning in 1993 my focus started to shift as I became fascinated with capturing not just how your eye takes in a scene; but also how much of that information has been mentally retained. Hence, I set the points of interest, so they show the space of the preserved memories, and the blank space around these subjects represents the subtractive space; which is the lost memories from the entire scene. These scenes can be as little as one image or as many as it takes to make a total memory of a sequence in time. Feel free to use your imagination to complete the scene. Digital Series I have been working with digital photography since the 1990s for my family and social images. Digital imaging has changed how we think about a photograph from a documentary purpose that is always believed, to an image that is no different from oil paint smeared on the canvas. Now photos are no different from any other art form; we can create whatever we want too. I will continue my Visual and Retinal series along with a classic series using digital to do what we only could dream of doing back in the day.