About Paul Ott….

Always visual, my interest in the arts began while young. With the help of a supportive family and a community of artists, I grew to know that I had to attend art school. In fact, I attended several. I have enjoyed my life in art with my wife, family and friends and still continue to create. 

Even when young I found black and white images to be powerfully striking. Barthes once said, ” photographs that compel us never overpower or coerce; they attract us because they are pensive, they think.” By removing the natural colors from images, we are left with a different reality…an abstraction of sorts. One that forces us to think about those images differently and to view them with more scrutiny than perhaps we would normally.  And that is a beautiful thing !