24 carat gold, museum glass, museum board
signed, titled, verso
image size 15 x 15 cm, framed size 33 x 33 cm
edition of 5, unique variants
For the latest information on this project see this news post.
Publication in the Magazine “THE HAND”
The work “Near” of this series was selected and published in the 30th issue of THE HAND.
Portfolio Review Feedback (LensCulture 2020)
I would like to share an excerpt of a wonderful portfolio review I received from LensCulture.
…You are obviously a skilled photographer with a strong sense of what is going on around you. The existential nature of the images is expressed through the way light and darkness, silver and gold co-exist in a sense of wholeness in the photos. You capture scenes of the natural environment, places where stillness and motion coincide. These perceptive images appear to capture isolated fragments of your life, each standing in the spotlight of your attention, mingling with the natural elements. Your series seems inspired by the mystery of water, earth, and sky. The appearance of the photos is then reworked by your creative work with gold and painterly washes. The artist’s hand is evident in the photos, making each one unique and precious.
Your photos communicate your visionary experiences with these subjects, in these places, at these points in time. The combination of your focused awareness and these landscapes are powerful for you and your experience. This translates into a powerful experience for the viewer! The photos are mysterious and could easily be metaphors for the interior landscape of feelings and emotions. Plus, they are stunningly beautiful!
I can imagine that you were able to travel to these places and capture the scenes that caught YOUR eye – out of the infinite photographic possibilities that arise in these places – the same scenes that would likely go unnoticed by others and may never be seen by most.
When I look at the group of photos as a whole, they blur the lines between pictorialist photography, landscape, and fine art. The viewer is prompted to wonder what it would be like to be immersed in these places, where the places are, and how the photographer came to find these places. And how you were able to transform them through your stylistic approach! You make photos in available light and capture images that could be environments created purely out of your imagination! In this way, the photos are profoundly creative. There is a sense of solitude and isolation, as though the photographer (viewer) was the last person on earth. They are full of observations and questions about life, solitude, and beauty…