REFLECTED REALITIES: Color Abstractions | 12 Images


Because photography is traditionally thought of as representing reality, making photographs that challenge this assumption is an interesting process: creating structure, order and unity within the picture frame even though the photograph is not about a particular time and place. Much as a painter faces a blank canvas, the starting point for these images is a table. I then add a variety of shapes that I've sculpted from Mylar.  The shapes suggest the "subject matter" and then the colors are added with selectively placed lights and colored gels.  After considering the best perspective from which to photograph the construction, I make the image with a 4” x 5” view camera and color film.  This series explores combining temporary sculpture with photography, and experimenting with how color can influence mood.

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Escape
Escape
Complex
Complex
Moulan Rouge
Moulan Rouge
Flying V
Flying V
Vista
Vista
Who Watches the Watcher?
Who Watches the Watcher?
Losing Face
Losing Face
Guarded Passage
Guarded Passage
Sailing Away
Sailing Away
Layered X
Layered X
N' Touche Pas
N' Touche Pas
Venus de Mylar
Venus de Mylar